Three Notable Women of the Piscataqua: Celia Thaxter, Poet of the Isles of Shoals; 19th Century Maine Writer, Sarah Orne Jewett; and Sarah Farmer, Peace Activist and Founder of the Green Acre School and Retreat Center, Eliot.
with David Ramsay, Kittery Adult Education
Three Women of the Piscataqua tells the story of three notable women who lived and thrived in the Piscataqua River region during the 19th Century: Celia Thaxter, the Poet of the Isles of Shoals, who grew up on a lighthouse island and became one of the most popular poets of her time. She was also painted pottery, did water colors and created an amazing garden on Appledore Island; Sarah Orne Jewett of South Berwick, Maine was a well-known writer and feminist who wrote 140 works of fiction, including seven novels; Sarah Farmer, founded a resort hotel, Green Acre in Eliot that became world famous for lectures and hosting spiritual luminaries from the major world religions.
David is a narrator/tour guide on M/V Thomas Laighton during summers, as it cruises out to the Isles of Shoals and a Tour Guide for Historic New England at the Sarah Orne Jewett Historical Mansion in South Berwick. He also gives history talks at libraries and retirement communities. Twenty-five years’ experience in the field of environment.
Apr 2nd, 2020
Thu for 1 week from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
12 Williams Ave.
Kittery, ME 03904 Get directions