Thursday, January 23, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Sip a cup of tea while enjoying a slice of history. Featuring a different speaker and history topic each month, this popular lecture series takes place inside Old Troy Church at the Troy Historic Village.
Those with an interest in local history may already be aware that many of Michigan’s 19th-century settlers were from western New York. What many don’t know is that western New York was also home to the Burned-Over District, an important center of the Second Great Awakening, the movement that created modern American Protestantism. Even fewer appreciate that the Burned-over District was also thecenter of a number of social and political reforms that had significant impact on the course of American history. Among other things, the Burned-Over District can be regarded as central to abolitionism, temperance, and the women’s rights movement.
Author Jim Craft focuses on events in New York, but emphasizes the connection between the religion and reforms of the Burned-Over District and the settlers of antebellum Michigan, including Troy.
Space is limited! Advance registration required: 248-524-3570
Price: (includes Village admission, tea, and cookies):
Troy Historical Society Members: $8/ticket or $28/Winter Season (January, February, March, & April teas)
Non-members: $9/ticket or $32/Winter Season (January, February, March & April teas)
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