As part of Boston History Camp on Saturday, March 14, Boston Women’s Heritage Trail (BWHT) board members will dress in period costumes and portray five influential women in the life of Abigail Adams: her mother, Elizabeth Smith; her older sister, Mary Cranch; her daughter, Nabby Adams Smith; her daughter-in-law, Louisa Johnson Adams; and her friend, Mercy Otis Warren. Based on correspondence between the women and Abigail, the presentation brings to life the woman who exhorted her husband to “Remember the Ladies”. (Time of the performance to be determined closer to the date.)
For more information: https://historycamp.org/boston
BWHT Board Members to present are:
- Cheryl Browne-Greene, a BPS teacher for over 30 years, received a Boston Educator of the Year Award. She is a member of the Roxbury Collaborative, which has supported the Patriots’ Day reenactment and scholarship activities at the First Church in Roxbury for more than 19 years.
- Karyn Greene, a lifelong lover of women’s history, studied Classics and Women’s Studies at Denison University and UMass Boston. Karyn teaches at John D. O’Bryant School for Mathematics and Science.
- Ferna L. Phillips, Ph.D. is currently the Interim Director of the Office of Student Accessibility Services at Fisher College. She has held administrative positions in higher education for over 30 years. She is an ordained Deacon in her church, Massachusetts Avenue Baptist, located in Cambridge, MA.
- Mary Rudder, author of the presentation, has teamed with her colleague, Maria D’Itria, on many BHWT projects including the Charlestown and the East Boston Women’s History Trails. Mary taught in the Boston Public Schools for 46 years.
- Mary Smoyer (Howsmoyer@gmail.com, bwht.org, and on Facebook: @BostonWHT) is a co-author of the BWHT guidebook as well as editor and co-author of the BWHT publication Twenty-One Notable Women. Mary worked as a librarian and classroom teacher in public and private schools for over 30 years.
The beautiful period dresses were designed and hand-made by BWHT board member Maria D’Itria.
For more details on the event, click here to watch a television interview with Mary Rudder recorded prior to the event.