Women in the American Revolution: Putting the "Her" in Heroics

  • July 21, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Pardee-Morris House

    325 Lighthouse Road
    New Haven, Connecticut 06510
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Description

According to history buff Eric Chandler, the giants of the American Revolution stood on the shoulders of “little” people. And it is those common people—in particular, women—to whom Chandler intends to give credit during his upcoming presentation for the New Haven Museum, “Women in the American Revolution: Putting the 'Her' in Heroics,” at the Pardee-Morris House on Sunday, July 21, 2024, at 2 p.m. 

Chandler will highlight women—some famous, others relatively unknown—who generally saw a job that needed to be done and took mattters into ther own hands, including:

  • Deborah Sampson, who fought disguised as a man in the 4th Massachusetts Regiment,                       
  • Elizabeth "Betty" Zane, who, in the face of danger, demanded to bring badly needed ammunition to her embattled outpost.
  • Sybil Ludington, who rode to call the Duchess County militia to march to save Danbury, Connecticut.
  • Margaret Corbin, a/k/a “Molly Pitcher,” who became a mythical heroine of the American Revolution

“The role of women seemed a natural topic leading up to 250th, and I wanted to go beyond the ‘Founding Mothers.’” Chandler says. “What about the unknown heroines? Further, women are still fighting to have their place as equal at the table.” 

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Date & Time

Sun, Jul 21, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue Details

Pardee-Morris House

325 Lighthouse Road
New Haven, Connecticut 06510 Pardee-Morris House
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