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Farm Girl on the Front Lines: Deborah Sampson's Secret

Meet the only woman known to have disguised herself as a man and serve in Georgee Washington’s Army without getting caught!

Meet the woman who hoodwinked George Washington’s army – Corporal Deborah Sampson. A Massachusetts native, Corporal Sampson is the only woman known to have disguised herself as a man and serve in the Continental Army without getting caught! She is coming to the Bancroft Memorial Library to reveal her adventure-filled life’s story!

Explore details of close calls, mountainous obstacles, and head-scratching conundrums this heroine faced as a poor Colonial farm girl, who without support from family or friends, risked humiliation and imprisonment to help the colonies become a country. Follow Deborah on the farm, into a creepy dark cave, and onto the battlefield. You will gain a behind-the-scenes look at this principled, dangerous deception and the character of the humble rebel who pulled it off.

Janet Parnes, owner of Historical Portrayals by Lady J, Millis will portray Deborah Sampson.

This event is suitable for audiences ages 7 to adult. Families are welcome!

Free of charge.

Registration encouraged; Sign up at Library’s circulation desk or call 508-634-2209.

This performance is supported in part by a grant from the Hopedale Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Date & Time

September 27, 2023

6:30PM - 7:30PM


Bancroft Memorial Library - 50 Hopedale St, Hopedale, MA, 01747 50 Hopedale St Hopedale 01747 MA US

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