Upcoming Museum Lectures

Wednesday Evening Lecture on April 19th at 7:30 pm

Women Power in the 19th Century

Robert Booth will be speaking on women’s history in Ipswich and Marblehead. He based his research on ways in which local women broke the cycle of oppression and ignorance in the 19th century.  Booth recently published his feminist history of Marblehead, The Women of Marblehead, and will be applying some of his findings to the role of women in Ipswich at the same time.

His presentations includes a slide show of people and places involved in the transition of the town cultures and economies as women asserted themselves and brought about a new basis for local society.  In addition to disruption and change from inside the town cultures, he will touch on the anti-slavery and women’s rights movements in the 1830’s.

Speaker: Robert Booth is a Marblehead historian and Ex. Director of the Center for Clinical Social Work.  He has written a number of historical books including Mad For Glory-USS Frigate Essex, published in November 2015. He is a spellbinding storyteller.

Free for museum members; $10 for non-members. Held in the Heard House of the Ipswich Museum.