‘Notorious!’ Women at the Monument

‘Notorious!’ Women at the Monument

‘Notorious!’ Women at the Monument

The Bennington Battle Monument is presenting ‘Notorious! Shady Ladies of 19th Century America,’ on Saturday, August 17. Tea and seating start at 2, with the production to be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Barn on Monument Circle. Presented by historic interpreter Phyllis Chapman, ‘Notorious! ‘ is a costumed, first-person account of the lives of some 19th century American women who chose different paths from the accepted norms of the day. Phyllis will appear as Victoria Woodhull, spiritualist, financier and advocate of free love, who was the first woman to run for President of the United States. Victoria, who was infamous herself, delights with tales of her own escapades and those of naughty ladies such as Calamity Jane, Belle Starr, Lizzie Borden, Lydia Pinkham, Carry A. Nation and others. Learn the answers to questions such as who was the inspiration of the all-American Gibson Girl? Did Lizzie do it? Why was Calamity Jane a calamity? The program includes visuals and hands-on audience activities as well as a generous share of humor. Admission is a $10 per person. For details, email [email protected]