Anne Hutchinson: Puritan, Rebel, Founding Mother

Audio Production, Projects

I’ve been partnering with the Commonwealth Museum in Boston to tell stories about Massachusetts history in a whole new way. The podcast we’ve created, “Voices from the Vault” brings to life some of the most unexpected moments in New England’s history.

Our latest podcast is about Anne Hutchinson. You know Anne Hutchinson – she’s the Puritan woman who managed to get kicked out of Boston, helped found Rhode Island, and then got murdered in upstate New York. She’s a Puritan, a rebel, and a founding mother. Amazingly, the only records we have of her own words are the transcripts of her infamous trial. So what do we really know about Anne Hutchinson? And what made her so remarkable?

Take a listen!