Women’s History Month Panel: Revolutionary Women: Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren and Judith Sargent Murray
Abigail Adams Historical Society (AAHS), stewards of Abigail Adams birthplace, honor Women’s History Month by presenting an expert discussion panel titled Revolutionary Women: Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren and Judith Sargent Murray, on Thursday, March 27, from 7 to 8:30 pm at Council Chamber, Weymouth Town Hall, 75 Middle Street, Weymouth.
Three accomplished historians will speak about the roles of these important female figures and their legacy in American history. Time will be allowed for questions, and a book-signing and opportunity to meet the speakers will immediately follow the presentation.
Panel presenters include Nancy Rubin Stuart, board member of Women Writing Women's Lives at the City University of New York, sharing insight on Mercy Otis Warren. Ms. Stuart is the author of Muse of the Revolution: The Secret Pen of Mercy Otis Warren and the Founding of a Nation.
CEO of History Smiths and consultant for the Boston Women's Heritage Trail, Bonnie Hurd Smith will lend her knowledge of Judith Sargent Murray. Ms. Smith is the author of several books, including The Letters I Left Behind about the correspondence of Judith Sargent Murray.
Sara Georgini, Assistant Editor of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society, talks about Abigail Adams’ life and her relationships with other Revolutionary women.
Serving as moderator is Michelle Marchetti Coughlin, author of One Colonial Woman's World: The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit, also an AAHS board member.
Following the recent exterior restoration of the Birthplace, AAHS has been engaged in the evaluation and restoration of objects in its collection to better interpret the life and times of Abigail Adams. Proceeds from AAHS programs support its mission, which is 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 accepted towards this mission.
Admission is $15 per person, $10 for AAHS members, at the door. The presenting authors’ books will be available for purchase on site. 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 Abigail Adams Historical Society on Facebook.
About Abigail Adams Historical Society
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’ 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' birthplace and first home, from1744 to 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 Abigail Adams Historical Society on Facebook.