Tea with Mrs. Adams
The Abigail Adams Historical Society (AAHS), stewards of the Abigail Adams Birthplace, presents “Tea with Mrs. Adams,” an afternoon tea featuring a livinghistory portrayal by renowned Abigail Adams re-enactor Patricia Bridgman, on Sunday, November 15, 2015, 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 to come celebrate her recent birthday on November 11! Join revered performer Patricia Bridgman as she appears as Mrs. Abigail Adams, and as she reflects on her courtship, marriage, and love in wartime. She’ll discuss Abigail Adams’s life in the former First Lady’s own words, and in the home where she lived for the first twenty years of her life. Guests will be served tea and desserts on fine china while they enjoy visiting the Birthplace and conversing with “Mrs. Adams.”
Since 2005, Adams scholar and livinghistory performing artist Patricia Bridgman has been appearing across the region in character as Abigail Adams. She has devoted many years to the study of this remarkable woman’s life and times. Her portrayal of Abigail Adams is authentic regarding important issues such as 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 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.