Calendar of Events

The following are women related events in the area including ones not sponsored by WWHP.  WWHP sponsored events are indicated by our logo.

April 2017

Meet Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
Sunday, 4/2/2017 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, MA - Free
Katie Green will present her theatrical program, Meet Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, on Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 pm in at the Thayer Memorial Library in Lancaster.

Mary Rowlandson was a Puritan who was held in captivity by the Indians during King Philips War in 1676. Her book, published in 1682 is widely read today as a literary classic, the first of what became a trend of "captivity narratives," and has never been out of print.

Discussion and a question-answer time may follow this little-studied period of Early American history.

Sponsored by: Thayer Memorial Library; Lancaster LCC
For more information, e-mail ksilverthorn@cwmars.org or call 978-368-8928x4.

To My Dearest: The Civil War Letters of George and Emily Ward
Tuesday, 4/4/2017 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community: Birches Auditorium, 65 Briarwood Circle, Worcester, MA - Free and Open to the Public
When the Civil War broke out in 1861, George Ward was asked to raise the 15th Massachusetts Regimen. In August 1861, he left his wife, Emily, and their two small children to go to war. They wrote to each other frequently. In all, 116 letters survive in the collection of the Worcester Historical Museum. They detail the pain of prolonged separation, the challenges of single parenting and the horrors of the battle front. Join Lynne McKenney Lydick and Thomas R. Lydick as they share the personal and poignant letters of this Worcester couple.

For more information, e-mail amthomas@briarwoodsl.com or call 508-852-9007.

"The Most Dangerous Woman" by Ted Eiland
Friday, 4/7/2017 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm Street, Worcester, MA - Adults $20; Museum members, seniors and students $17
The bustling story of Mother Jones, advocate of child labor laws and the catalyst behind minimum wage and a 40-hour work week. This sweeping epic one-woman show is tour-de-force for Robbin Joyce who reprises her role as Mother in a new condensed, one hour format.
Sponsored by: 4th Wall Stage Company
For more information, e-mail info@worcesterhistory.net.

The Most Dangerous Woman by Ted Eiland
Friday, 4/7/2017 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Worcester Historical Museum, Fletcher Auditorium, 30 Elm Street, Worcester, MA - $20/Adults, $17/Seniors, Students & Members
The Most Dangerous Woman
by Ted Eiland April 7 & 8, 2017
Worcester Historical Museum

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones was an Irish-American schoolteacher who became a prominent labor and community organizer. She was called "the most dangerous woman in America" for her success in organizing mine workers, and a Children's March to the home president Theodore Roosevelt. Mother Jones magazine, established in 1970, is named for her. This one-hour tour de force stars Robbin Joyce as Mother. Riveting and mind-boggling - this is a story for all ages.

For more information, e-mail guertin7@charter.net.

"The Most Dangerous Woman" by Ted Eiland
Saturday, 4/8/2017 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm Street, Worcester, MA - Adults $20; Museum members, seniors and students $17
The bustling story of Mother Jones, advocate of child labor laws and the catalyst behind minimum wage and a 40-hour work week. This sweeping epic one-woman show is tour-de-force for Robbin Joyce who reprises her role as Mother in a new condensed, one hour format.
For more information, e-mail info@worcesterhistory.net.

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