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