Tea with Mrs. Adams
The Abigail Adams Historical Society (AAHS), stewards of the Abigail Adams Birthplace, presents Tea with Mrs. Adams, with a living-history portrayal by Patricia Bridgman, on Sunday, April 27, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Abigail Adams Birthplace, 180 Norton Street, Weymouth.
Our second First Lady is coming to tea, and the public is invited! Join Mrs. John Adams as she reflects on her courtship, marriage, and love in wartime. Bridgman will discuss Abigail’s life in the former First Lady’s own words and in her first home. Guests will be served desserts and tea on fine china while they enjoy visiting the Birthplace and conversing with Mrs. Adams.
Since 2005, Adams scholar and living-history interpreter Patricia Bridgman has been appearing in character as Abigail Adams across the region. She has devoted many years to the study of this remarkable woman’s life and times. Her portrayal of Mrs. Adams is authentic regarding important issues about the education and rights of women, but she also shows a lighter side, poking gentle fun at her peers who deserve it, including Mr. Adams! Bridgman has appeared widely at such respected institutions as the Adams National Historical Park, Minuteman National Park, Old Sturbridge Village, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, and the Old State House.
Proceeds from AAHS programs support its mission to commemorate and educate a worldwide audience about the extraordinary life and times of Abigail Smith Adams, and her legacy of service to the country, and to preserve and interpret her Birthplace, where her character and ideals were formed, as a resource and inspiration for all. Society membership and donations are gratefully appreciated.
Admission is $20 per person (children should be ages 5 and up), $15 for AAHS members, and includes the performance and refreshments. Space is limited, so please reserve your place by emailing AAHS1947@yahoo.com or calling 781-277-1271. You will receive confirmation via email or phone that you have a reservation.
For more information on Abigail Adams Birthplace history, programs, and events, or to schedule a private tour, email AAHS1947@yahoo.com, visit www.abigailadamsbirthplace.com, or follow the Abigail Adams Historical Society on Facebook.
About Abigail Adams Historical Society
The Abigail Adams Historical Society (AAHS) is dedicated to commemorating and educating a worldwide audience about the extraordinary life and times of Abigail Smith Adams, Weymouth Massachusetts’s national treasure, and her legacy of service to country; and to preserving and interpreting her Birthplace, the place where her character and ideals were formed, as a resource and inspiration for all. AAHS is the steward for the preservation of Abigail Adams’s Birthplace and first home from 1744 until her marriage to John Adams in 1764. The Society offers tours of the house and presents programs on this remarkable American, her family, and the era in which she lived. For more information on Abigail Adams Birthplace history, programs, and events, email AAHS1947@yahoo.com, visit www.abigailadamsbirthplace.com, or follow the Abigail Adams Historical Society on Facebook.