Ghostly Sightings, Unexplained Occurrences, and Tales Both Tall and True from Early New England with Robert Geake

  • October 12, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Aldrich House

    110 Benevolent Street
    Providence, Rhode Island 02906
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Robert Geake, author of Death in Early New England: Rites, Rituals & Remembrance, will explore the documentation in diaries, letters, books, and newspapers that recount an array of unexplained activity, witchcraft, and ghosts throughout Rhode Island and New England. We'll see how these early forms of "social media" intrigued the public and led to the macabre forms of communicating with "spirits" that were to come with the Victorian age.

Date & Time

Thu, Oct 12, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue Details

Aldrich House

110 Benevolent Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02906 Aldrich House
Rhode Island Historical Society

The Rhode Island Historical Society, the state's oldest and only statewide historical organization, is dedicated to honoring, interpreting and sharing Rhode Island's past to enrich the present and inspire the future. Founded in 1822, the RIHS is an advocate for history as a means to develop empathy and 21st  -century skills, using its historical materials and knowledge to explore topics of timeless relevance and public interest. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, it is dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible public programming and educational opportunities for all Rhode Islanders through its four sites: the John Brown House Museum, the Museum of Work & Culture, the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center and the Aldrich House.

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