Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:00 pm: A Revolution of Her Own: Deborah Sampson (1762-1827).
Deborah Sampson was the first woman to enlist, to fight, and to be honorably discharged from the American Military. On May 23, 1782, wearing an old soldier's uniform, Deborah bound her chest, tied back her hair, and enlisted in the Fourth Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Army, under the alias Robert Shurtlieff. "A Revolution of Her Own" is a production of History at Play™ with Judith Kalaora playing the role of Deborah Sampson.
Experience Deborah Sampson's arduous upbringing, one and a half years of active combat, and success as the first female professional soldier, through interactive stories and authentic colonial attire. Deborah's passion will take you back in time! Suitable for all ages. This program is sponsored by a grant from the Newburyport Cultural Council and by the Friends of the Library.