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These are hard times in which a genius would wish to live. Great necessities call forth great leaders. - Abigail Adams

Celebrating Abigail and John Adams, 24-26 October

History / US History : Boston 1775

Saturday, 25 October, will be the sestercentennial of the marriage of Abigail and John Adams. The Abigail Adams Historical Society, Adams National Historical Park, and First Church in Weymouth will commemorate that 250th anniversary...

Slaves at the Smith Parsonage in Weymouth, 26 Feb.

History / US History : Boston 1775

On Thursday, 26 February, the Abigail Adams Historical Society will present a program on “Slavery at the Abigail Adams Birthplace” in cooperation with Weymouth Public Libraries. As an adult, Abigail Adams strongly opposed the instit...

Call for Papers on Abigail and John Adams

History / US History : Boston 1775

The Abigail Adams Historical Society and the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society are co-sponsoring a conference on—what else?—Abigail and John Adams. This event will be called “Abigail & John: 250 Years Together,” a...

Abigail Adams Birthplace Tours, 13 Aug. & 10 Sept.

History / US History : Boston 1775

On 13 Oct 1764, Abigail Smith sent a note to the young lawyer John Adams from Boston:When I wrote you by the Doctor I was in hopes that I should have been out the next day, but my disorder did not leave me as I expected and I am sti...


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