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The Boston Marriages of Blue Hill

The Boston Marriages of Blue Hill In-Person

Throughout its history, Blue Hill has been home to a great number of "Boston Marriages," where two financially independent women lived together, often romantically involved. In celebration of Pride Month, the Blue Hill Library and Blue Hill Peninsula Pride will co-sponsor a talk highlighting the lives of three such couples on Monday, June 10th at 6:30 PM in the library's Howard Room. Hannah Cyrus and Ann Boudreaux will share stories from the relationships between Adelaide Pearson & Laura Paddock, philanthropists and world travelers; Lynn Thompson and Dorothy Chester Heywood, artists and businesswomen; and Mary Ellen Chase and Eleanor Duckett, writers and historians. Each female couple made a substantial impact on the town of Blue Hill and it's residents.

Hannah Cyrus is a librarian at the Bangor Public Library, president of the board of directors for the Jonathan Fisher House, and a general lover of history. Ann Boudreaux is a self-proclaimed amateur historian who was magically enchanted by the ghost of Adelaide Pearson many years ago. Ann visits the Blue Hill gravestones of Mary Ellen Chase and Eleanor Duckett regularly for advice.
This event is co-sponsored by the library and Blue Hill Peninsula Pride and everyone is welcome. This year's Pride celebration will take place on Saturday, June 15th at the First Congregational Church, with events for all ages from 10 AM-1 PM. If you have any questions please contact Teen Services and Outreach Librarian Kendall at kendall.chapman@bhpl.net or 374-5515.
Monday, June 10, 2024
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Howard Room

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Kendall Chapman

Ruth Slaven Teen Services & Outreach Librarian
(207) 374-5515 x22