Free with Museum Admission
Ages 10 and up
Abigail Adams—often described and remembered only as the wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams—was an extraordinary woman and significant player in her own right during America’s Founding Era. Adams’ intellect and personality shine through in letters she wrote to family and friends, which are filled with discussions on government and politics as well as anecdotes about everyday life.
Join us to learn more about this remarkable First Lady and to see some of her handwritten letters up close with Natalie S. Bober—historian, biographer, and author of Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution. Families will also have the opportunity to learn more about a historian’s research process and have copies of their books signed by the author.
Image Credit: Abigail Smith Adams (Mrs. John Adams) by Gilbert Stuart, 1800/1815. National Gallery of Art.