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More Than a Myth: In Appreciation of Penelope Stout
August 11 @ 7:00 pm
Penelope Stout is claimed as the “Mother of Monmouth” and the “Mother of Middletown.” Her 17th century arrival and settlement in the New World is the stuff of legend – shipwrecked, attacked by Indians, saved by Indians, arrival in Dutch New Amsterdam, and finally the establishment of a new life in Middletown, NJ with husband Richard Stout and fellow English settlers under the Monmouth Patent in 1665. The Stout name bears witness to her progeny far beyond Middletown into other New Jersey and nationwide locations. Penelope’s story as “mythistory” is a compelling one as we appreciate her role in the American enterprise.
Presented by Jeanne M. Vloyanetes, faculty member at Brookdale Community College. Co-sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society, The Hopewell Museum, and the Friends of the Hopewell Library. Please email email@example.com to register to receive link to program.
Wednesday, August 11, 7:00 pm
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