Come learn the story of Plymouth Colony First Lady Penelope Winslow. Winslow was the wife of King Philip's War-era governor Josiah Winslow and a member of the English gentry (her third great-grandmother was Anne Bolyen's sister Mary). She was one of the most influential women in Plymouth's history, yet, like most of her female contemporaries, she has been largely forgotten. While she authored few surviving written records, a wealth of material culture--ranging from her portrait to surviving homes and possessions to archaeological artifacts--survives to tell her story and provides a window into the world of Plymouth Colony’s women.
This program will be presented by historian and museum professional Michelle Marchetti Coughlin, who wrote a recently published book on Ms. Winslow.