Concert and Opening Celebration. A Free Woman: The Amazing Grace of Mum Bet with Diane Taraz

Apr 15 2019

Concert and Opening Celebration. A Free Woman: The Amazing Grace of Mum Bet with Diane Taraz

When:
May 26, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
2019-05-26T15:00:00-04:00
2019-05-26T15:15:00-04:00
Where:
Bidwell House Museum
100 Art School Rd
Monterey, MA 01245
USA

– In 1781, during the American Revolution, a slave named Bet sued for her freedom in a court of law in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. She won her case and chose a new name: Elizabeth Freeman. Her fierce desire to be a free woman led her on a path that illuminates the experiences of women in the early days of our country.

Diane explores the life of Elizabeth Freeman in the music of the time. She performs in the sort of clothing Elizabeth wore, and accompanies her singing on lap dulcimer and an instrument similar to the English guitar played by women in the 1700s. Refreshments will be served.

Free for members, $15 for non-Members.
Please note: the museum is closed for tours this day.