J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Revolutionary Women in Weymouth, 27 Mar.

On Thursday, 27 March, the Abigail Adams Historical Society in Weymouth will host a panel discussion of “Revolutionary Women: Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, and Judith Sargent Murray.”

All three of those women came from upper-class families in eastern Massachusetts and became known for the words they left (though Adams, unlike the others, never published a book in her lifetime).

The panelists will be:
The moderator will be Michelle Marchetti Coughlin, author of One Colonial Woman’s World: The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit. Coughlin is also a board member of the Abigail Adams Historical Society, which recently completed the exterior renovation of the house where Adams was born and is now evaluating and restoring artifacts in its collection.

This discussion will last from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. in the Council Chamber of the Weymouth Town Hall, 75 Middle Street. Admission is $15 per person, $10 for A.A.H.S. members, at the door.

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