Save the Date:
Lydia Pinkham Open Studios (every November, just before Thanksgiving)
most recent event:
LYDIA PINKHAM OPEN STUDIOS
November 20 & 21, 2021
Annual open studios event at the Lydia Pinkham building in Lynn, MA.
Meet the Artists! Over 40 artists, artisans & entrepreneurs will be opening their studio doors to the public to show off their creative workspaces, share their talents and creations, and offer artwork for sale. Painters, photographers, ceramic artists, jewelers, handbag makers, sign makers, sculptors, glass artists, tattoo artists, and a custom bicycle builder. Free to the public.
Join Boston Portrait Artist Bobbie Bush for the annual open studio event this November, in her studio located on the first floor in Suite 112.
Lydia Pinkham Laboratories • 271 Western Avenue • Suite 112 • Lynn, MA 01904
Who was Lydia Pinkham?
The building is named for a female pioneer. Lydia Pinkham was one of the earliest American women entrepreneurs. She started her business in 1875 launching a medicinal potion to cure the ills of women’s monthly complaints. During the Victorian era when women rarely trusted their male doctors, women turned to domestic herbal remedies from their friends and neighbors. Her “vegetable compound” was created from a combination of herbal ingredients and 19% alcohol. Needless to say, the product succeeded and was privately manufactured long after Lydia’s death, until the company was sold in 1968. You can still buy the product in a modified form today on amazon.