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Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club Lecture Series
Velya Jancz-Urban, The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife
Discover what life was really like for New England’s colonial women—because we’ve always been curious about: menstruation, sex and birth control, childbirth, sickness and medicine. The Not-So-Good-Life of the Colonial Goodwife not only makes audience members laugh and grimace, but it also honors our foremothers. It’s not about quilting bees and spinning wheels—it’s an interactive presentation about the little-known issues faced by New England’s colonial women. Velya Jancz-Urban is a teacher, author, and became an expert on New England’s colonial women after moving into an old farmhouse filled with secrets that spurred her research on the colonial era. Fee: $5; LHAC Members free.