Abigail Adams comes to the Moorestown Library on Jan. 6

The Indian Springs Questers of Moorestown will present “Abigail Adams: Dearest Friend” by the American Historical Theatre on Jan. 6, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Moorestown Township Library, 111 West 2nd Street, Moorestown. This program is free and open to the public. The program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This program presents Abigail Adams, a strong and influential woman so deeply engaged in the politics of her time, that men like Thomas Jefferson and her husband John valued her opinion on political matters. While her husband was away, she took over the management of her family and farm, leaving a legacy of letters unlike any others.

The American Historical Theatre provides world-class historical characters and interpretations, touring all 50 states and Europe. The American Historical Theatre notes that Abigail Smith Adams was an educated upper class woman whose well-articulated opinions on government, politics and life in general were sought by her husband President John Adams, and her son President John Quincy Adams. If Abigail Adams erred, she felt it was on the side of common sense. She would choose the simplest, most direct approach, since she had no time for complicated solutions. Abigail’s biggest causes were education and fairer treatment of women. She advocated education for both men and women, so they would be informed enough to deserve to be enfranchised.

For more information about this event, contact Susan Masikoat (856) 983–4557 or susan.masiko@comcast.net. For more information about the Horizons Speakers Bureau please visit http://njch.org/programs/hsb/. For more information about the American Historical Theatre please visit http://ahtheatre.org/. For information about the Questers please visit http://www.questers1944.org and http://njquester.org.