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Women Who Chose to Spy for their Country

Women have chosen the non-traditional occupation of Spying for hundreds of years. We will talk about how women made a difference and often avoided detection while working behind the scenes for their country. From infamous spies like Mata Hari and Ethel Rosenberg, to brave women you have never heard of, we will uncover spies from the beginnings of our nation to current times.

Tours should be where learning history comes alive.
— Cheri Hennessy

Cheri is a licensed tour guide in Washington DC and a native of the DMV area. She is an accomplished member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides where she advanced through the professional development program and became a Guild Certified Guide. Her expertise stretches across the city as she is a trained docent at The Library of Congress and a certified guide at Washington National Cathedral.

Prior to becoming a tour guide, Cheri owned and managed her family business, "The Christmas Attic" in Old Town Alexandria. Cheri graduated from American University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Economics. Cheri explains that raising a family while running a small business taught her how to juggle multiple projects successfully. When Cheri is not guiding, she volunteers as an Assistant Youth Worship Leader at Christ Church,
in Virginia.