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SOLD OUT! History Talks: Mercy Otis Warren – Muse of the Revolution
February 4 @ 2:00 pm
SOLD OUT. CALL 508-888-4213 TO BE PUT ON A WAITLIST!
In this lively talk about the first female historian of the American Revolution
and our first woman playwright, Nancy Rubin Stuart captures intimate details
of the life native Cape-Codder Mercy Otis Warren and her patriotic
The sister of firebrand James “the Patriot” Otis, who first declared “taxation
without representation is tyranny,” Mrs. Warren was the mother of five sons
and the wife of James Warren, Speaker of the Massachusetts House and
Paymaster General of the Revolutionary Army.
A close friend of Abigail and John Adams, she and Abigail shared fears,
comforted each other in their husbands’ absences, exchanged theories about
child-rearing and even ran a small importing business together.
So impressed was John Adams with Mrs. Warren’s literary talent that he
applauded her “genius pen” and encouraged her to write satirical plays,
poems and a history of the American Revolution.
Ironically, he got more than he bargained for. To learn more about this
extraordinary women and her era, we look forward to seeing you at the Nye
Museum on February 4th at 2 PM.
Members: Free/Non-Member: $5