Abby In Concord

by Lynne McKenney Lydick

Abby was welcomed at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Concord, Massachusetts, on August 28, 2013, as their celebratory event for Women’s Equality Day. The event drew a promiscuous audience, (men and women together in the same room) of about 40. Throughout the performance you could hear a pin drop as Abby’s eloquent words captivated them and drew them into the drama. At the end of the play, genuine and generous applause followed the performance. The questions and answer period was as usual a wonderful way to connect the past to the present and allowed for interesting and educational exchanges.

When asked by Lynne McKenney Lydick, actress performing as Abby Kelley Foster, if anyone had heard of Abby prior to this event, not a single hand was raised. Abby and her message has many miles to go till, at the very least, all Massachusetts residents  know of their famous radical abolitionist and woman’s rights activist!

“EVERYONE enjoyed the performance!  You, and the women you portray, are always SUCH a great source of inspiration. Your energy and passion, as the Colonel said, are a gift!” said Denise Kammerer-Cody, Federal Women’s Program Manager. “Thank YOU for bringing Abby to us.”  [These comments were directed to Lynne McKenney Lydick.]

Published Date: 
August 28, 2013