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Mary Jemison was a Scots-Irish colonial taken captive as a young girl near Gettysburg. Mary grew up as an adopted Seneca, becoming one of them and choosing to remain with this tribe all her adult life.

Alisa will portray Mary as a bridge between two cultures—the one she grew up in as a young girl and the one she experienced as a woman. Alisa will teach some Seneca language phrases; the importance of Native American contributions; and the historical background for the time period she lived in, including the French and Indian War; the Revolutionary War; and the story of Mary’s life, legacy, and why she chose to remain a Seneca.

Sponsored by the generous support of the Friends of the Library

Registration opens for Friends of the Library members on Monday, March 18-Friday, March 22. Please call the library at 215-355-1183, ext. 104; email guminac@buckslib.org; or stop by the Information Desk to register. 

Registration opens online to the General Public on Saturday, March 23. You can also call or register in-person at the Information Desk. 

Questions? Contact Chryssi Gumina at guminac@buckslib.org or 215-355-1183, ext. 104

Monday, April 29, 2024
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Registration is required. There are 27 seats available.