Georgetown has long been home to the most affluent and influential residents of the capital. Author Canden Schwantes guides the reader through a range of misdeeds and wickedly amusing scandals that range from Confederate spies, to pranksters who stole the clock hands from Georgetown University’s Healy Hall, to crime scenes including the murder on the C&O Canal.
Schwantes is a historian and tour guide in Washington, D.C., and manages Free Tours by Foot, an international walking-tour company. When she isn’t showing tourists and locals around the sites of her favorite neighborhoods, Canden Schwantes volunteers at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Elon University and a master’s degree in history from University College London, researching and talking about the stories of our past continues to be her favorite pastime.
Wicked Georgetown – Scoundrels, Sinners and Spies can be purchased at Echoes, the Manassas Museum Store by calling 703-257-8453 or by visiting www.manassasmuseum.org.