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The Amazing Hannah Penn

Event Type: History/Genealogy (900)
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 3/2/2017
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description:
 Living History presentation of the life of Hannah Penn, wife of the icon of the Quaker faith William Penn. She recounts her life as ‘the second wife’; tells of uncooperative and stubborn step children and of the Penn’s mounting debt. When William died, Hannah became the Proprietor of Pennsylvania, and needed all her business skills to govern the province and pay down its debt. She succeeded: she governed her Province for eight years from England, and at her death the Penns and Pennsylvania were completely debt free. Presented by the Delaware Humanities Forum.
Library: Claymont Library
Location: Meeting Room A