Rabble Rousers and Reformers
A showcase of historical one
shows for schools, historical societies, and professional associations
January 19, 2007
3 pm - 5 pm
190 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
January 26, 2007
Presented by AAS and the New England History Teachers Association
Refreshments will be served.
Free and open to the public.
"Isaiah Thomas" (1749-1831), "Abby Kelley
(1811-1887), and "John B. Gough" (1817-1886)
Photo courtesy of Worcester Telegram & Gazette and Worcester Quarterly
About the Productions:
Isaiah Thomas - Patriot Printer
Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831)
was instrumental in starting the American
Revolution and as the foremost publisher in the Early Republic, created a
uniquely American literature and culture. He founded the American
Antiquarian Society in 1812. Produced by the American Antiquarian
Yours for Humanity - Abby
Abby Kelley Foster (1811-1887)
was a leading nineteenth-century abolitionist and women's rights activist.
Abby dedicated her life to social justice, working relentlessly to end
race and gender prejudice. At a time when society demanded that women be
silent, submissive and obedient, Abby was none of these. Sponsored the
Women's History Project.
Beating the Demon
John B. Gough (1817-1886),
temperance reformer, was known in the nineteenth century as the
"Apostle of Cold Water." Gough was a recovering alcoholic whose dramatic
lectures about his own fight for sobriety made him an international
celebrity. Produced by Damora
Productions and sponsored the Hillside Restoration Project.
Please RSVP by January 12, 2007, to Amy Sheridan at 508-471-2134 or
Directions to AAS