Maria Weston Chapman: Weymouth Abolitionist
About the Class: Maria Weston Chapman is an interactive history class series from the Weymouth Historical Society that focuses on the woman named Maria Weston Chapman from Weymouth, Massachusetts, who led the abolitionist cause in Boston alongside her sisters and William Lloyd Garrison during the 1830s until her death in 1885 in her family home in Weymouth. We begin by talking about Maria Weston's family and her education in England where she first became familiar with the cause for abolition through her uncle Joshua Bates (also from Weymouth). We will explore the greater world around her and how she impacted the abolitionist movement at home and abroad as her group tried to end slavery here in the United States for thirty years prior to the American Civil War. During this history class series, you will discover how a girl from Weymouth grew up to change the United States through her fight for abolition. The series is comprised of four classes, meeting once a week for a month.
Audience: Any one interested in history! Children under 16 are welcomed but must be accompanied by an adult for the entirety of the session.
About the Teacher: Sabrina is the Director of Education and Secretary for the Weymouth Historical Society and has been a member here for 10 years. Sabrina earned her Bachelors in History at Bridgewater State University where she also minored in English Literature, and Social Studies. If you have questions about a class or how to sign up for it, you can reach her by email at email@example.com or by calling the Historical Society at 781-340-1022.
- Wednesday afternoons in JUNE 2023 from 3:00pm-4:00pm (June 7, 14, 21, 28)
Where: The Weymouth Historical Society’s headquarters at 238 Park Ave, South Weymouth, MA (Jason Holbrook Homestead)
Limited Seating: We have a limited space that can hold up to 10 people comfortably. The first ten people to register will receive a seat for their chosen session. You will receive an email with confirmation of your seat from firstname.lastname@example.org .
How to Sign Up: Simply fill out the “Maria Weston Chapman: Weymouth Abolitionist” registration form.
- Non-Members of WHS: $120 total ($30 per class)
- Members of WHS: $100 total ($25 per class)
- Seniors: $100 total ($25 per class)
- Students: $60 total ($15 per class)
How to Pay: At this time we can accept cash and checks only. You can pay as you go at each class or pay for the entirety of the class on the first night. The best way is to bring the cash or check with you to class. Otherwise you can mail it to our P.O. box ahead of time at PO Box 56, South Weymouth, MA 020190 with a note. Please make checks payable to The Weymouth Historical Society and write Maria Weston Chapman in the memo line.
Suggested Materials: Your curiosity is all that's needed for this class!
Becoming Weymouth: The Colonial Era
This class will be rescheduled for Fall 2023.
About the Class: “Becoming Weymouth: The Colonial Era” is an interactive history class series from the Weymouth Historical Society (WHS) that focuses on the Colonial Era in Weymouth, Massachusetts. We begin by talking about the Massachusett Nation before Thomas Weston sends his company to Wessagussett from England in 1622, and end with the marriage of Abigail Smith to John Adams in October of 1764. During this history class series, you will learn what was happening right here in Weymouth and how what happened here at home connected to, and affected, the larger world around us during the New England Colonial Era. The series is comprised of four classes, meeting once a week for a month.