John F. Hill Grange Hall @ 1412 State Road
Noted author and Poet Laureate of Portsmouth, Tammi Truax, will share her research and the compelling story “Ona Judge Staines: Her life before and after her 1796 escape to NH”. The enslaved servant of President and Martha Washington, Ona successfully eluded their efforts to recapture her, making her way to Portsmouth and later Greenland, NH. Learn about some of the area’s famous families who helped the Black Community defy the most powerful man in the country as she made her journey to freedom.
Program is FREE and refreshments will be served