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“Herstory” Unsanitized! - The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife

  • Asa Waters Mansion 123 Elm Street Millbury United States (map)

This June 21st at the historic Asa Waters Mansion in downtown Millbury, MA, "Herstory" Unsanitized! presents a frank and funny look at what life for colonial American women was REALLY like.

Binge-watch Vikings, Turn, or Frontier, and you’ll see people being disemboweled, tortured, and decapitated – but you won’t see anything about menstruation, chamber pots, birth control, breastfeeding, or poopy babies. It’s the 21st century! Even though Google cars have been invented and women won the vote almost 100 years ago, these “unsanitary” subjects still make people uncomfortable and are rarely broached in historical lectures... until now!

This presentation isn’t about spinning wheels or quilting bees – it explores the engrossing “taboo” subjects that are omitted from history.

Featuring dynamic mother/daughter duo Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban of, The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife will cover what the history books skip over! Laugh, grimace, and honor our foremothers' journeys while learning about the little-known issues faced by New England’s colonial women.

Price is $20 and light refreshments will be provided.

To book your tickets contact John McElroy at 774-708-0466
or by email at