July 17, 2017 all-day
July 17. Anne Hutchinson Memorial, Founders Brook Park, Portsmouth, RI (weather permitting no rain day). An annual gathering to honorAnne Marbury Hutchinson (1591 1643), cofounder of Pocasset (Portsmouth), RI, in 1638. Wife, mother of 16, midwife, religious leader, she was a caretaker of and spiritual leader to women in Puritan Boston. Anne Hutchinson helped shape the tradition of free speech and religious tolerance thathas become so important to modern Americans. Annually, on a Sunday beforeor after Anne Hutchinsons baptismal anniversary, July 20, 1591.