About Abigail Whitney
Abigail Whitney actually lived over two hundred years ago. She was born and raised in Boston, married her childhood sweetheart Samuel, and became a beloved mother of seventeen children. The Whitney family moved to Concord, then back to Boston, and eventually retired in Castine, Maine. As both a successful merchant and active in politics, Samuel and his family had connections to key players that became household names in future generations. Samuel is a Son of the American Revolution, a distinguished honor, as he was at Concord’s North Bridge fighting alongside fellow Patriots on the 19th of April 1775.
Abigail by Gail
Colonial life for an ordinary family living during extraordinary times.
Abigail by Gail : A Colonial Experience
"Your portrayal of Abigail Whitney and life in Colonial New England was truly memorable and gave the audience a true depiction of what it would have been like to have lived during those times!" Corinne, Audience Member
"The residents really enjoyed the program. It was educational, engaging, different, and fun! We look forward to having you come back again!" Jenine, Activities Director
"I wish to thank you for the outstanding historical tour you guided… it was a fascinating experience!" Robert, Tourist
"You do such great work in sharing America's history with our fellow citizens." Ted, Colleague
About Gail Hamel
Gail Hamel has been teaching colonial history to audiences for over twenty-five years. She developed a persona portraying Abigail Whitney as an extension her work as an Educator for the Concord Museum. Gail has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in Music and a Masters of Education. She is a licensed Tour Guide for the town of Concord, a Boston Freedom Trail Tour Guide, member of Solo Together, and reenactor with Lexington Historical Society, The Old Manse, and Minute Man National Historical Park. Gail has performed as Abigail for hundreds of organizations throughout New England. Gail is a member of Solo Together www.solotogether.com, Mass Ala www.mass-ala.org, and Newton-Needham Regional Chamber www.nnchamber.com.