Join mill girl Harriet Hanson at the 5th Annual Fairy House Festival on Saturday, August 24 from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. at Pine Banks Park, 1087 Main Street, Malden.
Harriet Hanson Robinson went to work as a Lowell mill girl when she was just 10 years old. Harriet grew up to write the mill girls’ magazine, The Lowell Offering, publish books and lead the women’s rights movement. At 23 Harriet married William Stevens Robinson, a journalist and anti-slavery activist, and moved to 35 Lincoln Street in Malden. Harriet and her daughter, Harriet Lucy Shattuck, organized the National Women’s Suffrage Association of Massachusetts.
The program is presented by Allison Horrocks, Ph.D., Park Ranger at Lowell National Historical Park. Learn about the daily life of a mill girl and enjoy special story time at 1:00 p.m. with Malden Public Library Director Dora St. Martin.
In 1905 Elisha Slade Converse donated a 107.5 acre estate that is now Pine Banks Park. This event is part of Converse 2020, brought to you with funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. The Fairy House Festival (12 noon to 4:00 p.m.) is sponsored by Ward 5 Councillor Barbara Murphy, the Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation and Pine Banks Park.