SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- “Abigail Adams”, portrayed by living history presenter Carol Simon Levine, brings to life the lost stories of fascinating and forgotten women at the monthly meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains & Fanwood on Tuesday evening April 24th.
Abigail Adams famously wrote to her husband John asking that the Continential Congress “remember the ladies” when drafting new laws for the nation. He wrote back that she was “so saucy” that he and the rest of the Congress ignored her pleas completely.
After recounting this setback, “Abigail” looks forward in time to tell the stories of some of the courageous and tenacious women of all colors and creeds who fought to enhance women’s political participation. She travels in time from Dolly Madison to the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. She tells us of the pioneering female activists and politician who worked to extend women’s economic, social and political rights.
Carol Simon Levin is a Youth Services Librarian, author, storyteller and program presenter based in Bridgewater, NJ. Whether she is impersonating the woman who helped to build the Brooklyn Bridge, telling the amazing stories of early women in aviation, engaging families in a rousing Halloween Hootenany of songs and stories, expanding on the mathematical and artisitic possibilities of a simple square, or sharing the story of a dolphin who learned to swim with an artificial tail, she always strives to create exciting programs that engage her audience’s interests and expand their horizons. Carol is a member of the NJ Storytelling Guild, the NJ Library Association and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She has recently published a coloring book “Remembering the Ladies.”
This exciting meeting is free and open to everyone. Please bring friends and family to remember the Ladies. The meeting starts at 7:30PM on Tuesday evening April 24thand is being held at the Shady Rest at Scotch Hills Country Club at 820 Jerusalem Road (and corner of Plainfield Avenue) in Scotch Plains. Refreshments and fellowship follow the meeting.
For further information, contact Connie Klock at 908-232-9489.