"In Her Words": Strong Women in New England's History

How does our past influence contemporary women’s roles and the recurrent national debate about gender? This month Littleton Public Library presents a three-part series exploring the lives of women in New England through living history, storytelling, and book discussion, focusing on women who pushed the boundaries of “traditional” gender roles and expectations. Why do their stories resonate so strongly when gender roles have shifted so dramatically? The series draws audience members into the lives of New England women of varying circumstances to understand history and culture from their unique perspectives. All programs take place at the Littleton Public Library at 6:30 pm and are free and open to the public through a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant.

At the second event in this series, Jo Radner leads an evening of storytelling that gives voice to stories that are mostly left untold by popular culture, including tales about historical women, both English and Abenaki. Each tale will showcase the ingenuity of these strong women and how they bent the social and cultural expectations placed upon them.

For information about the other two events in this series, click HERE, or visit www.littletonpubliclibrary.org.