Public Program Deborah Sampson: A Revolution of Her Own! 15 January 2020.Wednesday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM There is a pre-talk reception at 5:30. Judith Kalaora, founder of History at Play There is a $10 per person fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members, EBT or ConnectorCare cardholders and Boston Public School students). Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/2020_programs/History_At_Play-Vincent_Morreale_Photography-2.jpg

Deborah Sampson was the first woman to fight in and be honorably discharged from the American Military. An indentured servant by age five, Sampson grew up in a man’s world, where women were naught but second-class citizens. As a self-educated master-less woman, she felt a higher calling, and in the final years of the American Revolution, Sampson bound her chest, tied back her hair, and enlisted in the 4th Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Army, as “Robert Shurtlieff.” Judith Kalaora reimagines Sampson’s remarkable story through living history performance.