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CANCELLED Women of Revolutionary Courage – Storytelling w/ Denise Bennett
March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm$
Women played many roles in the American Revolution: women of means provisioned the armies of both sides while many poorer women followed the troops; cooking, doing laundry or nursing the ill and injured. But there were some women who went beyond societal restrictions. In this program, storyteller and musician Denise Bennett will tell some of their stories including Richmond’s Anna Maria Lane who followed her husband into war and fought beside him disguised as a man; Lydia Darraugh, written off by the British as a “poor little old lady” who was actually a spy; Mammy Kate, an enslaved woman who saved a Continental officer from execution by smuggling him out of prison in a laundry basket. Songs from the period accompany the stories. Doors open at 1:45 PM, show begins at 2:00 PM.