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Tea with Tammy: A Conversation About Enslaved Women and Their Stories

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn about the hidden histories of several enslaved women in New England

We hope you can join the Bidwell House Museum on January 10 for our first Zoom program of the winter season, Tea with Tammy. Enjoy a warm cup of tea or a glass of wine while listening to a discussion between storyteller and performer Tammy Denease and Bidwell House Director Heather Kowalski, that explores the work Denease has done to showcase the lives of enslaved women in New England and share their often hidden stories with the wider public. The Museum hopes to follow this talk with performances by Ms.Denease later in the winter.

An accomplished Performing Artist, Storyteller, Actor, and Playwright, Tammy Denease specializes in bringing to life the lives of very important, yet “hidden” women in history. Among her favorites are Bessie Coleman (first internationally licensed pilot in the world) and Elizabeth Keckly (former enslaved woman who worked at Lincoln’s White House), Margu (Amistad captive) and Elizabeth “MumBet” Freeman – one minute a free woman. Tammy performs at historical sites, libraries, schools, theaters, and corporate events. When Tammy is not bringing historical figures to life, she vividly tells folktales where she takes the audience into a world in which animals set the scene for life lessons!

This conversation will be held via Zoom.

Photo credit: LaChale Renee Photography


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