Discover what life was really like
for New England’s colonial women.
It’s not about quilting bees
and spinning wheels…
Perhaps women and girls need to be reminded of how far we’ve come in order to see how far we still can go.
Discover what life was really like for New England’s colonial women – because we’ve always been curious about: menstruation, sex & birth control, childbirth, sickness & medicine.
In an era when underwear hadn’t been invented, what did women do when they had their periods?
What were early American birth control methods?
It was suggested that women try jumping backwards seven times after intercourse to expel sperm, drink water that blacksmiths used to cool metals, or insert a mixture of dried crocodile dung and honey into the vagina.
The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife not only makes audience members laugh and grimace, but it also honors our foremothers. It’s not about quilting bees and spinning wheels – it’s an interactive presentation about the little-known issues faced by New England’s colonial women.
Even history buffs will learn a thing or two during this interactively-amusing presentation.