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Talk: "The Burned Over District: Spirituality in the Genesee Valley" by Peter Wisbey, Curatorr, Genesee Country Village and Museum

  • Lima Court House (next to the Town Hall) 7329 East Main Street Lima, NY, 14485 United States (map)

During the early 19th century, western New Yorkers were gripped by waves of religious revivalism as part of the Second Great Awakening. New groups, established churches, and utopian experiments all vied for converts. Mr. Wisbey’s talk will examine these various groups – Shakers, Millerites, Mormons, Spiritualists and Evangelicals and the impact that they had on social change in our region.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free. 

See for directions and information or contact Martha L Sempowski.

Earlier Event: September 17
Lima Historical Society SOCK HOP
Later Event: September 25
History of the Avon Inn