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November 10, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Virtual: Lessons From Trailblazing New England Women

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Author Patricia Harris will give her popular presentation, Lessons from Trailblazing New England Women, based on her new book, "New England's Notable Women: Stories and Sites of Trailblazers and Achievers".

About The Book: New England has nurtured countless women who shook off traditional gender roles to forge their own destinies. Their achievements are legion. Narragansett tribal historian Princess Red Wing served as a delegate to the United Nations and co-founded Rhode Island’s Tomaquag Museum. Boston iconoclast Isabella Stewart Gardner had the acute artistic vision to establish the museum that bears her name. Harriet Beecher Stowe ignited public opinion against slavery, arguably hastening the Civil War, as displays in her Hartford home make clear. Pioneering naturalist Rachel Carson jumpstarted the modern environmental movement with her writings about the rocky beaches and quivering tidepools of Southport, Maine. New England's Notable Women shines the spotlight on 45 of these trailblazers and achievers and directs readers to the homes and sites throughout New England where their stories come to life.

About The Author: Patricia Harris and her husband David Lyon have written more than thirty books on travel, food, and art, including their most recent title, Boston's Historic Hub: A Tour of the Metro Region's Top National Landmarks. Harris has a personal interest in exploring and celebrating women making their mark on the world. She lives in Cambridge and can be found online at

NOTE: This program will be recorded and available to view on the Ashland Library's YouTube Channel. 

Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them. The email will be coming from Zoom. 

This virtual event is hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library and a collaboration between the several Massachusetts libraries.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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