Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century Providence: 'A Perfect Stronghold of the Faith'

Thursday, June 16, 2011

6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Cost: Free

John Brown House Museum
52 Power Street
Providence, RI 02906

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Thu, 2011-06-16 18:30 - 19:30

 Author Sarah O’Dowd joins us to share, Spiritualism in Nineteenth-century Providence: ‘A Perfect Stronghold of the Faith’. Faith in this case might not be what you’re expecting. O’Dowd will discuss spiritualist activities in Providence, including the Third National Convention of Spiritualists held in Providence in 1866 and the “Seeress of Providence,” Sarah Helen Whitman.

Sarah O’Dowd, a retired professor of psychology, is also the author of A Rhode Island Original: Frances Harriet Whipple Green McDougall, which chronicles the life of the Smithfield, RI-born Whipple, the first American female editor, prolific author, abolitionist and enthusiastic Spiritualist.

R.S.V.P. to Elyssa Tardif

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