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

Abby Goes Digital!

History / Heritage - Information Session

Thursday, March 27, 2014
7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Worcester Historical Museum
30 Elm Street
Worcester, MA 01609
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Abby Goes Digital! sponsored by the American Antiquarian Society, Mechanics Hall, Worcester Historical Museum, and Worcester Womens History Project includes three events:

Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm Street, Worcester
Abby Kelley Foster: The Unsung Hero of Abolition - Lecture and discussion with Dr. William Casey King. This lecture will place Abby and Worcester in the larger national narrative of the nineteenth century social reform movements of abolition and womens rights. Dr. King is a scholar, author and distinguished lecturer and past Executive Director of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research. Event is free and open to the public. Visit

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.  Boyden Salon, Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester
Accessing Abby - a celebratory event to launch and unveil the online collection of letters of Abby Kelley Foster. Hear comments from the sponsoring partners and also Dot Willsey, president of the National Abolition Hall of Fame in Peterboro, NY. View the online collection. Talk with the artist, Charlotte Wharton, who painted the Fosters portrait which hangs in Mechanics Hall. Event is free but as space is limited, please RSVP to Worcester Womens History Project by March 20 at or 508-767-1852.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 9:00 to 3:00  American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester
Suffragists, Teetotalers, and Abolition: Social Reform in the Nineteenth Century  a hands-on history workshop for K-12 teachers, museum professionals, and general public. The workshop will feature a lecture and discussion with scholar Thomas Augst and two hands-on sessions in which participants will work directly with original materials from the AAS collections. The newly digitized letters of Abby Kelly Foster will be explored and procedures will be provided on how to access and utilize these primary source documents. The cost of this one-day workshop is $65 for AAS members and K-12 educators and $75 for general admission. Registration includes pre-readings, materials, refreshments, and lunch. Professional development points will be available for K-12 educators. Visit

The three events are supported in part by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.

Cost: Free

Suggested Audiences:Elders, Adult, College
Phone: 508-767-1852

Last Modified: March 7, 2014 at 1:17 AM

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