PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Public Library and the Drake House Museum will collaborate and present three virtual programs during the month of November. Registration is free, and each program starts at 10:30 a.m. on Zoom.

Soujourner Truth, Saturday, November 7: Dr. Daisy Century gives a commanding performance of Ms. Truth, bringing to life a woman undeterred by incredible obstacles, a woman who mixed with the leading figures of her day, including Susan B. Anthony, Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. Audience members are urged to consider the twin goals of racial and gender parity of equal importance.

This is a production of The American Historical Theater Company, and the program is funded in part by a Union County H.E.A.R.T. Grant.

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Victorian Christmas Traditions, on Saturday, November 14: Presented by Alisa Dupuy as her 19th Century character Eliza Blackwell Dupree, this program will answer questions like why people kiss under the mistletoe, and explain other Victorian Christmas traditions like holiday ornaments, candy canes, and poinsettias. Victorian fashions and Christmas carols are also on the agenda.


Remembering Plainfield's WWI Soldiers, on Saturday, November 21: Join Nancy Piwowar, President of the Historical Society of Plainfield, for a presentation about Plainfield during World War I, and the influenza pandemic. In commemoration of Veterans Day, the program is dedicated to the memory of the 45 soldiers from Plainfield and surrounding communities, and their Gold Star families.

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