Marlene Wagman-Geller

"As far back as I can remember, it was always on my bucket list, even before the term bucket list was coined,
to be a writer. It was a natural progression to want to go from reading books to writing one."
A Room of Their Own: Home Museums of Extraordinary Women Around the World

A Room of Their Own: Home Museums of Extraordinary Women Around the World

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Explore Historic Homes of Famous Women

Add to your travel bucket list with A Room of Their Own, the history guide to famous ladies and their estates. Experience the impact of these international residents on history through the artifacts that they left behind.

Experience the daily lives of feminist icons. Ever wonder what the most famous women in history did in their spare time? From bestselling author Marlene Wagman-Geller comes a women history book and travel memoir about the home museums of women who helped shape history. From female authors, artists, and public figures, A Room of Their Own has something for everyone wanting to know more about who these legendary ladies were.

Connect with relics of the past. Full of historical facts and stories from 37 different locations around the world, this travel memoir also shares something that can only be found in these historic homes: the preservation of their personal legacy. Each chapter visualizes the emotional journey these residents lived through the personal items left behind. Featuring unknown stories about Frida Kahlo; Lizzie Borden; Diana, Princess of Wales; and more, history lovers will reconnect with these famous women in history as real people with everyday lives.

Explore these home museums of famous women in history: The Betsy Ross Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Jane Austen’s House, Chawton, The United Kingdom; Museo Frida Kahlo, Mexico City, Mexico; Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Anne of Green Gables House, Prince Edward Island, Canada; Carry A. Nation, Medicine Lodge, Kansas; and more.

Inside, you’ll also find:

  • How these home museums came to be
  • Unique furniture, photographs, letters, and other artifacts
  • History trivia about the daily lives of these famous women

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A Room of Their Own: Home Museums of Extraordinary Women Around the World