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Frugal Housewife Program in Townsend
November 6, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
Sunday November 6th, 2 pm. Lydia Maria Child: The Frugal Housewife program at Townsend United Methodist Church, 265 Main St., Townsend.
The Townsend Historical Society will hold a brief business meeting, followed by Lydia Maria Child: The Frugal Housewife. Best known as the author of the holiday classic Over the River and Through the Woods, Mrs. Child was a prominent author, abolitionist, teacher, novelist, and women’s rights advocate.
Out of these contributions came the Frugal Housewife, one of the first guides to running a household in an economical manner. It is not hard to imagine this advice making its way from the book into the practice of every New England family. Learn more about how this book and Mrs. Child helped change the lives of residents in Townsend, the Commonwealth and beyond.