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

Revolutionary War heroine reveals her story at Norfolk Senir Center

 Corporal Sampson is the only woman known to have disguised herself as a man and serve in the Continental Army without getting caught! Come hear this Massachusetts heroine's adventure-filled story on June 11.   

Learn about details of close calls, mountainous obstacles, and head-scratching conundrums DeborahSampson 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.

Free of charge

Register by calling the Norfolk Senior Center at 508-528-4430.

Janet Parnes, principal at Historical Portrayals by Lady J, Millis will portray Deborah Sampson.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Norfolk Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Date & Time

June 11, 2024

2:00PM - 3:00PM


Norfolk Senior Center - 28 Medway Branch Rd., Norfolk, MA, 02056 28 Medway Branch Rd. Norfolk 02056 MA US

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