“REMEMBER ABIGAIL” CELEBRATING THE REMARKABLE LIFE OF ABIGAIL ADAMS ON THE 275TH ANNIVERSARY OF HER BIRTH AT MASHPEE WOMEN’S CLUB NOVEMBER 19th LUNCHEON
The Mashpee Women’s Club November 19th luncheon features “Remember Abigail”, a celebration of the life of Abigail Adams, who was born 275 years ago on November 17, 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Wife of America’s first Vice President and second President, John Adams, Abigail is the first Second Lady and second First Lady of the United States and is often thought of as a “Founding Mother” of our nation. She famously wrote to her husband to “Remember the Ladies” advocating for women’s rights from the beginning of our nation. Abigail’s son, John Quincey Adams was also the sixth President of the United States, making Abigail and Barbara Bush the only two women with the unique honor of being both wife and mother to Presidents.
The November 17th luncheon will feature speaker Cathy Torrey, a director of the Abigail Adams Historical Society and a docent at the historical home which is the birthplace of Abigail Adams. Ms. Torrey will present the most interesting highlights of this extraordinary woman’s life in Massachusetts, Paris, England and Washington, DC. Ms. Torrey will reveal how Abigail became one of the most influential women of her time, including her support in her husband’s career, her relationships with some of the most influential figures of her time, as well as her role keeping the Adam’s farm and family under control while John served his country in so many roles.
The luncheon will be at the New Seabury Country Club, Noon, November 19th. Reservations must be received by November 12th. The cost is $25 for Members and $30 for guests. Checks should be sent to MWC, P.O. Box 1613, Mashpee, MA 02649. All reservations must be received by November 12. The Mashpee Women’s Club Luncheons and events are open to all. Information about the luncheons and membership applications may be found at MWC’s website http://www.mashpeewomensclub.org . Mashpee Women’s Club is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.