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.


Join us as we celebrate 50 years of bringing the humanities to your community!

Please note the change in time from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Event Details


Saturday, July 13, 2024 1:00pm


Mont Vernon Town Hall
1 South Main Street
Mont Vernon NH 03057

Hosted By:

Mont Vernon Heritage Commission

Contact Info:

Rebecca Schwarz, 603-673-6080