Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Saturday, February 22, 2014

No Rowing History Forum in Mystic this Spring

Attendees at the 2012 Rowing History Forum in Mystic.

A very popular event for rowing historians and those interested in rowing history is the Rowing History Forum. This Forum is organised by the River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames, England, and the Friends of Rowing History (with the help of the museum Mystic Seaport) in Mystic Connecticut, USA. Last year, in October, the museum in Henley arranged a marvellous event, which was reported by HTBS’s Tim Koch. Read his report here.

As the River and Rowing Museum took care of it last year, it was time for the Americans to organise it this spring. However, I am sad to have to report that, unfortunately, there will not be a Rowing History Forum this spring at Mystic Seaport, which houses the rowing exhibit “Let Her Run” and the National Rowing Hall of Fame.

I am not even sure if there will be a Rowing History Forum organised in America later this year. If we hear anything differently, we will of course post the news immediately on HTBS.

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