Sunday, August 9, 2015
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presented by author and first-person interpreter Jennifer Emerson
How did the women back home spend their time while their husbands were out on whaling voyages that could last 5 years? The answers may surprise you! Join Jennifer as she shares the trials and joys of being a Cape Horn Widow.
With husbands out to sea for extended periods of time, those back home had to take care of everything from household chores to managing businesses and, in some cases, conducting municipal affairs. Based on diaries and other primary and secondary sources, Ms. Emerson brings to life the humor and pathos of this challenging existence.
The public is invited to a presentation by historical interpreter Jennifer Emerson focused on the wives of New London whaling captains August 9, from 2 PM to 4 PM, at the Avery-Copp House.
Ms. Emerson has performed at Mystic Seaport, New London’s historic Shaw Mansion, the Denison Homestead and at Fort Griswold in Groton, portraying historical characters to convey the reality of bygone times.
Admission is $10. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 860-445-1637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.