Deborah Samson Day

Middleborough Historical Association Celebrated Deborah Sampson Day

The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts proclaimed May 23rd to be “Deborah Sampson Day”. The Proclamation urges all citizens of the State to honor her memory.

On that night the residents of Middleborough gathered at the Carriage House on the grounds of the Middleborough Museum to do just that, honor the “Massachusetts State Heroine”.

Deborah (Judith Kalaora) was there to tell of her early life, much of which was spent in Middleborough, her experiences in the Revolutionary War and her life after. The program was a stirring reminder of the trials Deborah went through to gain recognition as a person. Judith brought the character to life through her words and costumes.

Deborah was happy to know that her memory is being kept alive when the Governors Proclamation was read to her by M.H.A. President Doug Vantran. Thanks to Rep. Keiko Orrall for her help in getting the proclamation to the M.H.A. Thanks also to the Middleborough Cultural Council for their help in sponsoring this event.

After a Q&A session refreshments were served. All who attended left with a renewed sense of Deborah Sampson.