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A Revolution of Her Own – The Deborah Sampson Story

September 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Help us kick off the new program year at our annual (!) luncheon and performance, with Judith Kalaora and History At Play (LLC).

Deborah Samson [Sampson] was the first woman to successfully enlist, to professionally fight in, and to be honorably discharged from the American Military. This hour-long program chronicles her life: An indentured servant by age five, Deborah grew up in a man’s world, where women were naught but second-class subjects. Without the ability to vote nor own property, Deborah knew her options were limited, and that breaking the rules might be necessary to accomplish a greater goal in life. Experience Deborah’s arduous upbringing, one and a half years of active combat, and success as America’s first professional female soldier, through interactive stories and authentic colonial attire. Deborah’s passion will take you back in time!

A Revolution of Her Own – the Deborah Sampson Story features Judith Kalaora, founder and artistic director of History At Play (LLC). HAP has garnered international applause for their Immersive Living History Experiences, chronicling the lives of influential and often forgotten figures.

The program will be held on September 13th at 12pm, at the MIT Endicott House.  Lunch will be served on their beautiful terrace overlooking the lawn.  Lunch includes a sandwich (choices below), Seasonal Pasta Salad, Fresh Fruit, Chips, Dessert, and Non-Alcoholic Beverages.  Tickets are $40.  Please choose the ticket below that corresponds to your meal choice.  Ticket deadline is September 6.


September 13, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Gloria Greis, Executive Director
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MIT Endicott House
80 Haven Street
Dedham, United States