By Doreen Velnich

Scott Fair is a mover and a shaker.  He is a filmmaker (Fairfax Films) and software engineer from California who grew up in Worcester and has returned recently to bring a special event to our city on October 13 and 14.  It will be a Civil War Re-enactment weekend, that besides encampments and battle scenes will feature a pavilion with re-enactors of Clara Barton, Dorothea Dix, Abby Kelley Foster, Lucy Stone and others.  These names are the women whose portraits are on the walls in Mechanics Hall thanks to WWHP.  Mr. Fair had been inspired to contact WWHP by seeing Lynne McKenney Lydick’s portrayal of Abby Kelley Foster.  He is working on a documentary-style film featuring the women of the Worcester area during Civil War times. Scott says that he wants his “daughters to know about these wonderful strong women” and what they stood for.

Check for the airing of a documentary about the Civil War re-enactors on PBS, and the future release from FairFax films about the Blackstone Canal, the Vernon Hotel, and more. Congratulations to Scott Fair and a big thank you for coming to talk to WWHP at our steering committee meeting in May and, especially, for all that he is doing and planning to do to bring attention to Worcester’s history and women’s history.

Published Date: 
September 19, 2012