Abby Hutchinson's Sweet Freedom Songs: Songs and Stories of the Struggle for Abolition and Woman Suffrage


Presenter: Deborah Goss

Deborah Anne Goss appears as Abby Hutchinson Patton, recalling mid-19th-century U.S. and New Hampshire history and performing rousing anthems, heartfelt ballads, and humorous ditties sung during anti-slavery and early women's rights struggles. In the 1840s and 1850s the Hutchinson Family Singers strongly influenced the opinions of the era with their popular songs promoting healthy living and social justice-most prominently the abolition of slavery. Participants are encouraged to join in the singing on several choruses or read a poem or political diatribe of the time. Registration information will be posted soon. 

Event Details


Wednesday, February 1, 2023 7:00pm


456 Route 103A
Newbury NH 03255

Hosted By:

John Hay Estate at The Fells

Contact Info:

John Hay Estate at The Fells, 603-763-4789 x 101