The AAFSW/FBS cordially invite you to welcome the fall season by savoring a nice cup of Ethiopian coffee and experiencing the traditions of its ceremony on Saturday, September 26 at 4:00 p.m. at the residence of one of our members in Annandale, VA. Dating back as far as the 9th century, there are many legends as to the origins of Ethiopian coffee. It is said that Kaldi, an Ethiopian goatherder, saw that his flock became energized after nibbling on the bright red berries of a bush. He decided to try the fruit himself, and after chewing it, felt invigorated. This prompted him to show the berries to a monk in… Read MoreContinue Reading
Upcoming Folger Shakespeare Library Guided Tour
Tuesday, September 15th, at 11:00 AM The AAFSW cordially invites you to join us on for a guided tour to one of the most illustrious buildings in Washington DC. The Folger Shakespeare Library is an inspiring and unique place that possess one of the largest collections of Shakespeare’s printed works. It also holds the world’s third largest collection of English books of the period 1475-1700, as well as manuscripts from Elizabeth I, John Donne, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman. The love that Henry and Emily Folger had for Shakespeare inspired them to found a library in Washington DC to host their large collection of Shakespeare’s works. The main Folger building… Read MoreContinue Reading
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