Hannah Adams Fundraiser at Medfield Day
The Hannah Adams club will hold its largest fundraiser at Medfield Day on Saturday.
The Hannah Adams Woman’s Club will have their biggest fundraiser of the year at Medfield Day on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The club will be located in Booth #48 where they will feature their usual “made from scratch” bakery items as well as hand-made knitted items by Hannah’s members. There will also be a raffle basket.
Guests are invited to stop by the Hannah Adams Woman's Club Booth 48 to learn more about the club and purchase a favorite bread, coffee cake, pie, brownies, etc.
Hannah Adams was the first woman in America to earn a living by writing and publishing books.
She was born in Medfield on Oct. 2, 1755 to Thomas and Elizabeth Adams, and died in Brookline on Dec. 15, 1831. She was the first person buried in the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.
The granite marker in front of her birthplace at 49 Elm St. reads: "Birthplace of Hannah Adams 1755, Pioneer Authoress of America."
Hannah Adams was, indeed, a pioneer of the rights of women as well as writers.
"Hannah," as she is affectionately known in Medfield's history circles, turned to writing as a way of making money after her father's businesses failed and the Revolutionary War was ending, therefore ending the need for woven bobbin lace that had been supporting her.
And she did so at a time when women did not write professionally nor were they welcome in libraries, but Hannah was a determined woman who paid no mind to nay-sayers.
For more about Hannah, click here.