Explore the critical role of women in early Plymouth colony with author and historian Michelle Marchetti Coughlin in a talk on Sunday, May 1 beginning at 2 pm at the Alden House Historic Site. Not only did women raise families and manage households, but they educated future generations, oversaw the health of their communities, and bolstered the economy. Michelle will explore the complex range of Plymouth’s European, Native, and Black women’s experiences, and the varied ways in which they helped shape this “New World” society.
Michelle is the author of One Colonial Woman’s World: The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit (1673-1758) and Penelope Winslow: Plymouth Colony First Lady: Re-Imagining a Life.
The talk will also be broadcast through Zoom. To attend online, please visit www.alden.org.