Fall Membership Meeting: A Boston Harbor Islands Adventure: The Great Brewster Journal of 1891
October 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Anyone interested in the Society or the evening’s presentation is welcome to attend this event. Our fall gathering will feature a talk by long-time Society member Marguerite Krupp, who collaborated on the new book by Stephanie Schorow and the Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands. She will share the story of four intrepid women from Lowell sailed to a remote island in Boston Harbor for a 17-day escape from New England’s prim-and-proper society. Our reception will include “Rochester Jelly Cake” made from a recipe included in the 1891 journal kept during their sojourn!
Calling themselves the Scribe, the Aristocrat, the Acrobat, and the Autocrat, the women rusticated in a cottage on Great Brewster Island, reveling in the chance to shed their identities of wife, mother, and daughter. Relive their sojourn through their remarkable journal, filled with observations, illustrations, photographs, and poetry.
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