Thu, Mar 07|
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Storyteller Jenny Lee: Wicked Women
New England women are known the world over as the pluckiest, steeliest, and sometimes even the most downright wicked ladies there ever were.
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Mar 07, 2019, 5:30 PM
Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA
For every mother, sister, and daughter born with that old New England steel in her veins, there’s a story of another wild Nor’easter of a woman that came before her. In this program Jenny Lee celebrates the tradition of the witches, wives, and wenches of New England storytelling. Women who danced with devils and rode on whales, women who sheltered runaways and captained ships, women who were leaders and revolutionaries, lovers and troublemakers, rebels and saints. The program features both folktales and histories of the women of New England, from the witches to the poets to the mothers of the American Revolution! Come sisters of New England (and welcome Brothers, too!) and learn the tales of these wild and wicked ladies that paved the way for us!
Jenny Lee began telling stories as a babysitter to her young cousins and hasn’t stopped since. Her passion for folklore and storytelling was born when she first heard the folktales of Cape Cod and New England as child. An avid history lover, she has been digging into archives and researching oral traditions to keep the art of traditional storytelling alive for audiences of all ages in a modern world.
Lee is currently a history teacher at Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis. She is a member of the Northeast Storytelling Alliance and specializes in the folktales and histories of New England.
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