Before the Sons of Liberty hosted the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773, colonial women engaged in acts of resistance that were instrumental in mobilizing their fathers, husbands, brothers and sons to fight for independence from British rule.
Author/historian Dory Codington talks about the largely unsung but key role that women played in fomenting the unrest that led to the Revolution in her presentation “Tea: The First Wicked Weed,” during Women’s History Month on March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Loring Greenough House, 12 South St., Jamaica Plain.
Codington tells the story of how women battled on the consumer front, changing their buying habits to purchase American-made goods for their families’ domestic needs and rejecting foreign-produced items they had come to rely on to make their lives easier. Their effort strongly influenced men’s roles to become patriots.
$10 admission. Free for members of Loring Greenough House/Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club. Refreshments, including tea, will be served. Seating is limited.
What would a tea talk be without tea?! As you learn about women’s roles in starting the American Revolution, you can enjoy some of JP’s own Evy Tea!
Tickets can be purchased/reserved online here.
The House is wheelchair accessible.