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Reminder - History Matter series: From the Writing Desk of Judith Sargent Murray

There is still plenty of time to register for this month's free lunchtime lecture. Let us know if you're coming so we can save you a seat.


An Eighteenth-Century Intellectual, Universalist, and Champion of Women's Rights

Judith Sargent Murray was an essayist, poet, and playwright. She was among America's earliest champions of female equality, education, economic independence, and political engagement. Join us and scholar Bonnie Hurd Smith for a discussion of Murray's fascinating life and works.

Nationally recognized authority on Judith Sargent Murray, Bonnie Hurd Smith is a passionate student of women's history. In addition to writing six books about the 18th-century essayist and women’s rights advocate, she has created women's history walking tours in Boston and Salem. She served as Executive Director the Boston Women's Heritage Trail and board president of the Sargent House Museum. Bonnie is president of History Smiths working with individuals and organizations to incorporate history into their marketing and outreach to benefit themselves and their communities. Bonnie holds two degrees from Simmons College, Boston.

Tuesday, April 14th
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Free.
Register through Eventbrite.


portrait of Judith Sargent Murray courtesy of the Judith Sargent Murray Society website