American Independence Museum Celebrates March...Women's History Month With "Remember The Ladies" Series
Her-story or His-story? Writing to her husband, John, Abigail Adams penned a letter asking him to "remember the ladies" as he, Thomas Jefferson and other committee members crafted the Declaration of Independence. An early women's rights promoter, it was Abigail's fervent hope that women's independence and civil rights would be provided for in this document.
With two events scheduled for March, American Independence Museum explores the lives of Colonial era women and their impact on history with "living theater," both beginning at 7pm in the Folsom Tavern at 164 Water Street in Exeter, NH
On March 14th, meet Paul Revere's mother-in-law, Mrs. Rachel Walker, portrayed by Kate Carney, historian and actress, as she re-creates life in Boston before, during and after the Revolution. Kate's performance includes an interactive depiction of Colonial frustration with the British pre-Revolution taxes leading up to the Declaration of Independence.
On March 28th, Diann Strausberg of the Storied Past, will portray Mrs. Phebe Emerson Ripley, Ralph Waldo Emerson's grandmother. Mrs. Ripley, a Concord Massachusetts resident, watched the dramatic beginnings of the Revolutionary War from her home near North Bridge in April 1775. Her husband, Reverend Ripley, became a chaplain for the Continental Congress and local militia, and died while serving in Vermont just 6 months later.
Located at 164 Water Street in Exeter, The Folsom Tavern is part of the American Independence Museum campus. Both "Remember The Ladies" event start at 7pm. Adult admission is $5 and $3 for students and museum members. Educators and students are eligible for Certificates of Attendance.
Occupying two historic buildings, the Ladd-Gilman House and Folsom Tavern on the same campus, it is the mission of American Independence Museum to connect America's Revolutionary past with the present. For more information on the American Independence Museum or upcoming programs, visit www.independencemuseum.org or call 603-772-2622.
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