Penelope Winslow, Plymouth Colony First Lady: Re-imagining a Life
Explore the lives of women in 17th century Plymouth Colony in this fascinating talk by author and independent historian Michelle Marchetti Coughlin on Saturday, November 9 at the Alden House Historic Site beginning at 2 pm.
Michelle will be discussing her new book Penelope Winslow, Plymouth Colony First Lady: Re-imagining a Life, which uncovers the story of the wife of Colonial Governor Josiah Winslow, and one of the most important women in the colony. Piecing together Penelope’s life through her personal possessions and archaeological artifacts, this book provides a rare glimpse at one of these largely forgotten 17th century women. The Winslows were neighbors to the Aldens in Duxbury.
Michelle also authored the award-winning book “One Colonial Woman’s World: The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit, serves on the board of the Abigail Adams Birthplace and is the Museum Administrator of the Gibson House Museum in Boston.
The talk is free and open to the public; reservations are suggested as space is limited. Michelle will be signing copies of her book after the talk. Tours will also be offered of the new archaeology exhibit of artifacts from John and Priscilla’s original homesite in Duxbury on display at Alden House.