The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife

colonial_goodwife_nonpdf_long_logoWednesday, March 23, 2016
7:00 PM
Main Library

Discover what life was really like for New England’s colonial women as you hear how they dealt with menstruation, sex and birth control, childbirth, sickness, and medicine. “The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife” is not about quilting bees and spinning wheels – it’s an interactive presentation about the little-known issues faced by everyday women during this time. Even history buffs will learn a thing or two during this fascinating and amusing presentation.

Presenter Velya Jancz-Urban is a teacher, author, former Brazilian dairy farm owner, and expert on New England’s colonial women. Moving into a 1770 Connecticut farmhouse ignited Velya’s interest in the colonial era. While researching her novel, Acquiescence, she became fascinated with the lives of everyday colonial women.

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