Orange Historical Society Presents Taste of the Past with Patty Carver
On April 22, 2023 the Orange Historical Society will once again hold its annual Taste of the Past fundraiser. As in the past, the event will serve homemade hearty soups, breads, desserts, coffee, tea and water. There will be a raffle and a presentation by Patty Carver.
Patty Carver is a professional singer, actress and writer with international credits. As an actress/singer Patty has an extensive resume of New York, Regional, Stock and Dinner Theatre performance. As Playwright in Residence for Connecticut Children’s Theatre, she has written over 40 original musicals for family audiences that have been produced for national tours and New York Productions.
Patty enjoys traveling and performing her numerous musical tributes and award winning This Old Hat series celebrating women of American History in venues throughout the East Coast, Midwest and New England.
Patty will be portraying four leading ladies of history in her play entitled, “Leading Ladies”. “Leading Ladies” is an inventive and engaging event which focuses on five noted American women who were all the “first” to do something. She will be portraying:
Dolly Madison who tells her story of saving the Declaration of Independence during the War of 1812 and how she served as the “Hostess in the President’s House” for 16 years;
Elizabeth Blackwell was the first American Woman to become a doctor. Patty tells the story of her first day at medical school;
Nellie Bly was the first under cover reporter. She tells of the story of how she spent ten days in Blackwell’s Island…New York’s notorious madhouse; and
Belva Lockwood who, in1884, was the first woman to run for President of the United States. Belva Lockwood also sings and talks about Eleanor Roosevelt, the remarkable American Woman who never wanted to be a president’s wife, but came to be known as “First Lady of the World.”
Please join us on April 22nd for this exciting presentation from 1:00-3:30pm at the Orange Congregational Church, 205 Orange Center Road. For reservations, please mail a check for $35/pp to: Orange Historical Society, P.O. Box 784, Orange, CT 06477-0784. Include your name, telephone number, email address and, if reserving for a group, the names, phone numbers, and email addresses for each member of your group.