Abby Kelley Foster Happenings

There are a bunch of events this month in honor of the 200th anniversary of Abby Kelley Foster’s birth:

Thursday, 1/6/2011, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Abby Kelley Foster – 200th Birthday Presentation
location: Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre, 19 Temple St, Worcester, MA
price: $5 donation suggested (
Woo points to Worcester college students)
Lynne McKenney Lydick portrays Abby Kelley Foster on the 200th Anniversary of her birth.

Tuesday, 1/11/2011, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
The Underground Railroad: The Tatnuck Connection
location: First Congregational Church – Worcester, Fellowship Hall, 1070 Pleasant Street
price: Free

National Parks Ranger Chuck Arning will be speaking on the Tatnuck connection to the Underground Railroad in the mid-1800s. His presentation will highlight Liberty Farm, Abby Kelly and Stephen Foster – Abolitionists. Coffee and refreshments at 10:00 AM, presentation begins at 10:30 AM. Handicapped Accessible.
Sponsored by: The Fellowship at First Congregational Church

Saturday, 1/15/2011, 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Abby Kelley Foster’s Impact
location: Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room, 3 Salem Square
price: Free
William Casey King is speaking on “Abby Kelley Foster: The Unsung Hero of the Abolitionist Movement.” Abby Kelley Foster lived in Worcester and spoke at the first National Woman’s Rights Convention in 1850. The convention was held in Worcester and 1,000 people from 11 states attended. The second National Woman’s Rights Convention was held in Worcester in 1851, and 3,000 people attended.
Sponsored by: Worcester Women’s History Project & Abby’s House

(via WWHP)

1 thought on “Abby Kelley Foster Happenings

  1. The talk at the First Congregation church was packed, particularly once the entire fifth grade of Tatnuck Magnet School came across the street. Lots to learn on Abby Kelley Foster, the abolitionists, the Underground Railroad (which wasn’t all that underground in Worcester), and a bit about Tatnuck Square.

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