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10/15/2018 - The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife at Southbury Public Library

On Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 2pm, Velya Jancz-Urban will give an enlightening lecture on the real and not so good life of a colonial goodwife.

oin us to learn about what life was really like for New England’s colonial women. Velya will discuss the “herstory” of lesser known issues of women in colonial times. This presentation is not about quilting bees and spinning wheels. It will get into the deep issues of medicine, family life, and the realities of being a woman in colonial times. The audience will be reminded of how far we have come since those days.

Velya Jancz-Urban lives her life by the adage, “there is no growth without change.” She is a teacher, author, former Brazilian dairy farm owner, and expert on New England’s colonial women. Moving into a 1770 Woodbury, Connecticut farmhouse ignited Velya’s obsession with the colonial era, and led to her entertainingly-informative presentation, The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife. As Grounded Goodwife, Velya and her daughter, Ehris, offer a variety of presentations and workshops at their 1770 farmhouse, as well as at other venues.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presentation is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Please call 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to register. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.