Lower Marlboro is a picturesque historic village on the shore of the Patuxent River in southern Maryland. Its earliest house was built in 1670 and is featured in this book, including photos of the interior. Many of the homes shown in the book have been featured on house and garden tours over the past twenty five years. Well-researched text and gorgeous photographs make this book one you will treasure if you love old houses, history, waterfront living, or the Chesapeake Bay area.
Jo Ellen Hayden's formal education spans American history, systems management, and acupuncture. She spent much of her career in the defense industry managing hardware and software development for government and the private sector. For a ten-year span between the ages of forty and fifty, she studied Oriental medicine and practiced acupuncture. She was a co-founder of the Complementary Medicine Center of Northern Virginia and held Virginia acupuncture license 00001. An accomplished horsewoman, she is a United States Dressage Foundation Bronze medalist. After moving to Maryland in 1998 she closed her acupuncture practice, returning to defense work and eventually government civil service with the Navy for the final years of her full-time career.