Thank you to the many visitors who joined us for Salem Women’s History Day on March 26. We were able to offer two tours that focused on the strong women of The Gables over the years as well as two lectures with speakers from the Partnership of Historic Bostons.
Dr. Lori Stokes offered insight into the daily lives of women in the seventeenth century in The Hidden Lives of Puritan Women. Using sources such as church records and journal, Dr. Stokes shared the trials and tribulations of women looking for ways to blend spirituality into their daily lives that centered around home and hearth.
Rose Doherty talked about the enterprising nature of Katharine Gibbs–founder of the Gibbs Schools that were a nationwide program offering business education for all. Gibbs was a master marketer who demanded the best for her students–and her reputation for excellence in education lasted until the schools closed in the early 2000’s.
Salem Women’s History Day is traditionally the last Sunday in March. Save the date for 2018!