September lectures at Marblehead Museum

The Marblehead Museum invites the public to a number of lectures and walking tours this month.  

— Trailblazing Women in the Revolution on Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Step back in time and witness history come to life at the Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Meghan Boehmer, a renowned historical interpreter from the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum, will portray Sarah Griste Mugford, the wife of Revolutionary Naval hero James Mugford. This living history program is free and is proudly presented as part of Essex County’s Trails and Sails Program.

— A History of Whaling Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. Return to the days when the sea was a realm of peril and promise. Join Eric Jay Dolin, a local favorite and esteemed author, as he discusses his sweeping social history book, “Leviathan: A History of Whaling in America.”

— Slavery to Freedom Walking Tour on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. Take a step on the path toward understanding Marblehead’s role in the struggle for freedom. Led by Jarrett Zeman, this new walking tour will explore the town’s historical connections to slavery and abolitionism. Discover the sites and stories of abolitionists who fought for freedom through various channels, including the pulpit, the ballot box and the Underground Railroad.

To sign up for the Marblehead Museum’s lectures, visit:

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