Penelope Winslow, Plymouth Colony First Lady: Re-Imagining a Life

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Wednesday November 18

5:30 PM  –  6:30 PM

Michelle Marchetti Coughlin


Historian Michelle Marchetti Coughlin explores the life of Plymouth Colony First Lady Penelope Pelham Winslow, a woman of influence during the eventful years of Plymouth's existence, through wartime and the end of its independence. Tracking fragmentary records and traces of Penelope Winslow's material world, Coughlin illuminates the story of a long-forgotten historical figure and offers fresh insight into the experiences of women in early New England.