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Date:
October 28, 2021
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Details:
Reception from 6:30 - 7 p.m. Events run from 7-8 PM Reservation is required for every event.
Location:
The Gardner Museum
Address:
28 Pearl Street
Gardner, MA 01440
Contact:
978-632-3277
Email:
Cost:
Admission for Non-member is $3
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The Gardner Museum presents - Bathsheba Spooner - Perpetrator & Victim

Thursday, October 28, 2021

On July 2, 1778, Bathsheba Ruggles Spooner, a 32 year old intelligent and independent-minded woman from Brookfield became the first woman to be executed in the new American republic for having arranged for the murder of her husband. But she was also a victim. She was trapped by social mores that allowed no escape from an abusive husband. Condemned for her Loyalist sympathies, she rushed to judgment by a community fearful of civil disorder. Book presentation by musicologist, art historian, teacher, and author Andrew Noone.

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