Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 5:30p -
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Kid Friendly, Performing Arts
Deborah Samson [Sampson], the first woman to enlist, to fight, and to be honorably discharged from the American Military captivates audiences in an hour-long program chronicling her life. An indentured servant by age five, Deborah grew up in a man's world, where women were naught but second-class citizens. Without the ability to vote or to own property, Deborah knew her options were limited; breaking the rules may be necessary to accomplish a greater goal in life.
Experience Deborah Sampson's arduous upbringing, one and a half years of active combat, and success as the first female professional soldier, through interactive stories and authentic colonial attire. Deborah's passion will take you back in time!
At Massachusetts Historical Society starting at 5:30 PM. Includes a reception with light refreshments, followed by Q&A. Free for MHS members and Fellows, holders of an EBT Card to Culture or ConnectorCare Card to Culture, and Boston Public School students admitted free when accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 18 or older. $10 for general public. Please see www.masshist.org/calendar
or call 617.536.1608 for more information.
Running Time: Approx. 50 minutes followed by Q&A session. Program includes simulated violence. Viewer discretion advised.
Photo: NewTV #TheFolklorist