Events & Programs
Heroines of the Homefront
History / Heritage - Performance
Saturday, August 22, 2015
11:15 AM-12:15 PM
For more than twenty years, storyteller, historian, and hand-spinner Nancy Bell has been delighting audiences all over New England at libraries, schools, museums, and festivals with her fun, hands-on, Historical Edu-tainment. Dressed in carefully researched, hand-sewn, historically accurate clothing, she demonstrates three kinds of spinning from the Great Wheel to the drop spindle and sings propaganda songs, used during the Colonial Revolution, to entice young female rebels to learn to spin. Students learn that true "Independence" came about in part because women were instrumental in creating and replacing the existing textile economy in the colonies by learning to spin, something not many women did before the war.
Suggested Audiences:Toddler, Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders
Last Modified: August 11, 2015 at 10:26 AM