Leach Library to Host “Abigail Whitney and Family: Eyewitness to the Events of April 19, 1775”
On Thursday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m., the Leach Library will host Ms. Gail Hamel for an evening presentation of “Abigail Whitney and Family: Eyewitness to the Events of April 19, 1775”.
Ms. Hamel has been teaching for over twenty-five years. She developed a persona portraying Abigail Whitney as an extension of her work as educator for a local history museum. She has a B.A. with a major in Music, and an M.Ed.
As residents of Concord, Massachusetts in April 1775, Abigail Whitney and her family witnessed the events that began the Revolutionary War. In this living history performance, she will discuss what happened on that infamous day to the Whitney family, the roles of the men and women, the militia, and the political climate.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Londonderry Leach Library. The event is free and open to the public with seating limited to the first 90 individuals. It will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.