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Virtual Lecture - Anne Catharine Hoof Green: 300th Birthday Celebration

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture

Time: 7 pm - 8 pm

Anne Catharine Green became the publisher of the Maryland Gazette following her husband’s death, and her story would be inspiring in any era: a successful business woman operating in a man's world. Add in that this "Printer to the Province" gave birth to 14 children and her fuller story is revealed. Tune in to celebrate this remarkable Founding Mother to mark her 300th birthday and 2020: The Year of the Woman. Re-enactor Diane Rey will present an overview of Mrs. Green’s life as well as a vivid portrayal of the woman herself.

Registration required.

Cost: $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members & Volunteers

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This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. If you do not receive your confirmation email after you register, please check your Spam folder, or email Carolyn Fifer at carolyn.fifer@annapolis.org. To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website.


Diane-Rey-as-Anne-Catharine-Green-by-Joshua-McKerrow-Capital-GazetteAbout Our Presenter: Diane M. Rey, who portrays Colonial Annapolis newspaper publisher Anne Catharine Green, is a freelance writer whose credits include a weekly community news column in The Capital newspaper that traces its history to the Maryland Gazette published by Mrs. Green in the run-up to the American Revolution.

A lifelong Marylander who grew up on a large dairy farm in Frederick County, Diane has roots in the South River Hundred who settled southern Anne Arundel County on the original land grants from Lord Baltimore.

She indulges her love of American history by bringing to life the Widow Green, who in addition to putting out the weekly newspaper, took over as printer to the Maryland province upon the death of her husband, Jonas Green, in 1767. Mrs. Green printed the laws, proceedings and paper money for the Maryland General Assembly after securing from that body the same contract they had given her husband – 48,000 pounds of tobacco in years when the legislature was in session  – making hers an early example of “equal pay for equal work.”

Diane shares her insightful interpretations of Mrs. Green with the community and at Historic Annapolis as a volunteer for their educational programs and at the Hogshead site.

Photo courtesy of Joshua McKerrow, Capital Gazette. 

 

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