Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

Save This Event

Event Saved

A Free Woman: The Amazing Grace of Mum Bet with Diane Taraz

The Bidwell House Museum

Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

A Free Woman: The Amazing Grace of Mum Bet with Diane...

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Members 50 Tickets May 25, 2019 Free $0.00
Non-Members 50 Tickets May 26, 2019 $15.00 $0.00

Share A Free Woman: The Amazing Grace of Mum Bet with Diane Taraz

Event Details

In 1781, during the American Revolution, a slave named Bet sued for her freedom in a court of law in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. She won her case and chose a new name: Elizabeth Freeman. Her fierce desire to be a free woman led her on a path that illuminates the experiences of women in the early days of our country. Diane explores the life of Elizabeth Freeman in the music of the time. She performs in the sort of clothing Elizabeth wore, and accompanies her singing on lap dulcimer and an instrument similar to the English guitar played by women in the 1700s. Refreshments will be served.

A Pittsfield native, Diane Taraz has long made her home in the Boston area, performing extensively throughout New England. She is the director of the Lexington Historical Society Colonial Singers and a longtime member of the Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society. Her recordings are available through her website at http://www.dianetaraz.com.

Have questions about A Free Woman: The Amazing Grace of Mum Bet with Diane Taraz? Contact The Bidwell House Museum

Save This Event

Event Saved

When & Where


The Bidwell House Museum
100 Art School Road
Monterey, MA 01245

Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


  Add to my calendar

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.