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Lecture and book-signing by Jodi Daynard "The Midwife's Revolt"
Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM (EST)
Washington, United States
Explore the journey of Lizzie Boylston and Abigail Adams at one of Washington's historic treasures
Join us at Dumbarton House for a presentation and book-signing with Jodi Daynard, author of newly-released "The Midwife's Revolt"
Suggested donation: $5
Signed book: $15
To ensure availability on January 24th, you may pre-purchase online.
“A charming, unexpected, and decidedly different view of the Revolutionary War.” --Publishers Weekly
A semi-finalist in Amazon.com's Breakthrough Novel Award, The Midwife's Revolt takes the reader on a journey back to the founding days of America, it follows one woman’s path, Lizzie Boylston, from her grieving days of widowhood after Bunker Hill, to her deepening friendship with Abigail Adams, and finally to her dangerous work as a spy for the Cause. Much has been written about our founding men. Based on painstaking research, The Midwife’s Revolt is unique in that it opens a window onto the lives of our founding women as well.
202-337-2288 or Rsvp@DumbartonHouse.org
When & Where
Dumbarton House is a Federal period historic house museum, ca. 1800, whose historic structure and collection are preserved to educate the public about life in Washington, D.C, during the early years of the Republic. The museum features an extensive collection of Federal-era decorative arts, paintings and furniture, and is the only fully-furnished Federal house museum open to the public in Washington. Dumbarton House serves as the headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (www.nscda.org), a women’s organization that actively promotes our national heritage through historic preservation, patriotic service and educational projects. The life and times of Dumbarton House resident (1804-1813), Joseph Nourse, is the interpretive focus; Nourse served as first Register of the U.S. Treasury under six U.S. presidents and is known as “America’s First Civil Servant.” Dumbarton House is accredited by the American Association of Museums. The museum hosts a variety of public events and programs, as well as private rental events. www.DumbartonHouse.org