Revolutionary Harbor: Women’s History on the Boston Harbor Islands: The Great Brewster Journal
In July 1891, four intrepid women from Lowell, Massachusetts set off for an adventure in Boston Harbor they would remember all their lives.
Calling themselves “the Merrie Trippers,” they created a journal of their two-week trip to Great Brewster Island complete with entries, illustrations, and photographs. But they did not include their names. Volunteers from the Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands, led by author Stephanie Schorow, dove into the journal’s mysteries and found enough intriguing stories to publish a book in 2023.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Schorow and members of the research team will discuss the 2023 book, A Boston Harbor Islands Adventure: The Great Brewster Journal of 1891 in conversation with fellow researchers. Join us for this in-person lecture to explore the journal’s discoveries and how a female group of researchers was able to uncover the women’s identities (and more) during the patriarchal 19th century.
About Revolutionary Harbor
This program is presented by the National Park Service and Boston Harbor Now as a part of our three-part Revolutionary Harbor lecture series.