April School Vacation Week – Phillis Wheatley

During school break, from Monday, April 17th through Friday, April 21st, learn about life of the poet, Patriot, and anti-slavery writer Phillis Wheatley, who attended church at Old South Meeting House for much of her life.

During her short lifetime, Wheatley corresponded with George Washington, traveled to Europe, and become an international celebrity with the publication of her book of poems in 1773. Search the museum for clues about Phillis Wheatley and other rebellious characters in the building’s history, try your hand at writing a short verse with a goose-feathered pen, and hear Wheatley’s powerful words set to music!

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, April 17th – Friday, April 21
9:30am – 5:00pm

All activities are included with Museum admission. FREE for Boston residents age 18 and under and accompanying adult with identification.

Visit here for details.

Article first appeared in the April 2017 edition of E-Dial, the online newsletter of the Old South Meeting House. Image courtesy Old South Meeting House.