Shrewsbury Historical Society to host an evening with ‘Martha Washington’ Feb 24

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Storyteller Anne Barrett will portray Martha Washington in a virtual program to be hosted by the Shrewsbury Historical Society on Feb. 24.
Storyteller Anne Barrett will portray Martha Washington in a virtual program to be hosted by the Shrewsbury Historical Society on Feb. 24.
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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Historical Society will host the virtual program, “The First First Lady” on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. on Shrewsbury TV channels 28 and 29. The taped rebroadcast will be available on the Shrewsbury Media Connection website

 

About the Program

Martha Washington, as the First First Lady, played a central role in the birth of our nation. This program will show Martha’s life with George (both the joys and heartaches) through her eyes. She will relate the hardships and victories of the American Revolution, and even sing the songs that she heard around the encampments. She will describe the road that led her husband to the presidency and the challenges she faced in defining the new role of First Lady. As well as events on the world stage, she will speak of domestic affairs, her household, and her children, providing a glimpse into the eighteenth-century life that she and George shared. In this living history performance, Martha Washington will transport the viewer to the times and places where our nation’s story began. 

 

About the Presenter

Anne Barrett enjoys entertaining audiences with her lectures on historical topics. She is Vice President of the Topsfield Historical Society and publisher of its newsletter Local Lore. She is also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Barrett was awarded Storyteller of the Year by the North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau for her collaboration with the North Shore Music Theater in developing the groundbreaking Spotlight on History series. She holds a B.S. cum laude from Colby-Sawyer College and an M.S. from Boston University.

 

For more information email the Shrewsbury Historical Society at shrewsburyhistory@townisp.com.

 

 

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