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Yours for Humanity —Abby a one-woman play about Abby Kelley Foster

  • Carolyn Howe viewing exhibit at 20th annual meeting in October 2015
  • Ann Marie Shea, C.J. Posk, Lynne McKenney Lydick, Kaitlyn E. Murphy In conversation at 20th annual meeting
  • Louise Gleason, Hayley Gleason, Marjorie Cohen, Dorista Goldsberry at observance of 204th birth day of Abby Kelley Foster

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The site of the first National Woman’s Rights Convention in 1850, and home to Abby Kelley Foster, radical abolitionist and women’s rights activist.

Did you know it happened in Worcester County?

The Birth Control Pill was developed by the Worcester Foundation For Experimental Biology in Shrewsbury in 1957.

The Worcester Women’s History Project (WWHP) is a nonprofit all-volunteer educational organization dedicated to celebrating and documenting the contribution of women to the history, social fabric and culture of Worcester and beyond.

We remember our past to better shape our future.