Community Stuff 10/15/12
Pumpkin Fest on the Point at EPDS!
Join us for music, hayrides, face painting, pumpkin crafts, story telling, raffle, artisan and food vendors
on Saturday, October 27th!
This event is for all ages and open to the public!
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Eastern Point Day School
8 Farrington Avenue, East Gloucester
(across the street from Niles Beach)
Eastern Point Day School is a non-profit community-based school serving Pre-K to 8th grade.
Please visit our website at www.easternpointdayschool.org or call us at (978) 283-1700 or email at email@example.com for more information.
Recovering a Voice for Equality:
The Life & Letters of Judith Sargent Murray
Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center.
Bonnie Hurd Smith on Judith Sargent Murray.
Few women had a public voice in the days of the early republic, or left behind personal records of their experiences. But one woman, Judith Sargent Murray did both. Born in Gloucester, Massachusetts in 1751 and a resident of Boston for almost twenty-five years, this well-known author and champion of female equality, education, economic independence, and political involvement kept letter books throughout her remarkable life. Blank volumes in which Murray made copies of the letters she wrote to family, friends, and political figures, her letter books offer a new eyewitness account of American history left behind by an observant, thoughtful woman who was also a professional writer. In 2003, Bonnie Hurd Smith initiated a multi-year project to transcribe, index, and publish all twenty of Murray’s letter books. In her illustrated talk, Bonnie discusses the fascinating content of Murray’s letter books, pairing excerpts from the letters with dozens of images that illustrate her life in Gloucester and Boston, her travels in New England, New York, and Pennsylvania, and her observations of political figures, events, and ideas.