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PRESS RELEASE

LOCAL TOUR COMPANY, “A TOUR OF HER OWN,” HELPS WOMEN FIND THEIR PLACE IN HISTORY

[WASHINGTON, DC September 10, 2019] On Saturday, October 26th, 2019, local tour company, A Tour of Her Own, or TOHO, will host “Rise of the Matriarchy,” a one-day event of historical tours and speaker sessions that focus on women’s influence on history and culture.

The DC-based tour company was started by local tour guide, Kaitlin Calogera, after years of seeing a lack of women’s representation in history.  “Our mission is to elevate women’s stories into a more prominent place in American history and culture,” says Calogera. “We want to create a sustainable culture of women’s tourism by collaborating with professionals to offer an innovative way to tour Washington DC.”

The full-day event includes nine sessions to choose from, including six historical tours and three speaker sessions. Led by licensed professional tour guides with a passion for elevating women’s histories, guests will learn about women’s influence on topics such as legislation, espionage, politics, the presidency, theater and art.  Speakers will discuss topics ranging from female entrepreneurship, women and the military, and navigating media messages for young women and teenagers.

Guests can attend multiple activities between 9:00am-6:00pm, with each one lasting 1-2 hours.  VIP packages offer early access to registration and exclusive tour options. The VIP package goes on sale Thursday, September 12 at 1:00pm while General Admission tickets will be released on Sunday, September 22. Those interested can visit www.atourofherown.com for sponsorship opportunities and to sign up for the event.

A Tour Of Her Own reframes and rethinks traditional narratives in history and culture. TOHO embraces guided tourism to encourage and promote education, mindfulness, and civic engagement. Everyone is welcome to participate and enjoy the event while learning about how women have courageously shaped society.



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