Can you imagine leaving home and going to work in a factory at age 10? During the 1830s, many New England farm girls did just that! Come learn about nearby Lowell, Massachusetts and the girls who worked the textile mills, wrote their own magazine of poetry and stories, and fought for fair wages in a time when girls were told they belonged strictly at home.
Together we will also:
- Hear the stories of real 19-century girls from the North Shore of Boston, including Lucy Larcom of Beverly and Caroline Whittredge of Hamilton;
- Taste favorite foods of the 1800s including Oyster Soup and Marlborough Pudding;
- Write your own poetry, and create your own magazine;
- Make a handkerchief doll;
- And dance a quadrille!
Wednesday, September 9
Monday, September 14
Monday, September 21
Monday, September 28
Monday, October 5
Wednesday, October 14
The cost for the workshop is $125, which includes all materials.
To register, contact Martha Geraghty in the New Hope office at 978-965-8601.