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“Girling of It”: Desire & Dating in 18th Century Keene~ Abner Sanger’s pursuit of Abigail Washburn & Hepzibah Crossfield
June 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
June 29. “Girling of It”: Desire & Dating in 18th Century Keene~ Abner Sanger’s pursuit of Abigail Washburn & Hepzibah Crossfield.
Bruder House, 349 Main Street, Keene.
2:30 pm. $5/person.
Meet 18th Century Characters at the Wyman Tavern: In his diary, Abner Sanger documented his interactions with many other residents of Keene, but he gave particular attention to his love interests. Rivalry and competition for affection frame a story that gives insight into Keene’s lively wartime dating scene. A discussion with the audience will follow this 20-minute presentation by JJ Prior and Emilia Whippie Prior. Combine your visit with a guided tour of the Wyman Tavern at 1pm for $10/person and $5/person for Historical Society members.