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Speaker Series: History of Spiritualism in Vineland, NJ, by Patricia Martinelli

February 26 @ 2:00 pm

Patricia Martinelli, MA will be discussing her latest book titled: “We Believe: The Founding of the New Jersey State Society of Spiritualists and Friends of Progress.”
Book Overview:
This book outlines the founding of the New Jersey State Society of Spiritualists and Friends of Progress, revealing the role Spiritualism played in the lives of many people during a time of profound change in the United States. Spiritualism in the 19th century was about more than just communicating with the afterlife. A social and political movement, determined to protect the rights of the working class, believers challenged traditional structures ranging from religion to government and rocked the foundations of American life in a way that will seem very familiar to many people today.
Patricia Martinelli, MA is the author of eleven books, including “The Fantastic Castle of Vineland: George Daynor and the Palace Depression”, “New Jersey Ghost Towns: Uncovering the Hidden Past”, “Haunted New Jersey: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Garden State” and more. Patricia Martinelli is the Curator of the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society. For more information, visit her website at www.patriciaamartinelli.com.


February 26
2:00 pm


Cumberland County Historical Society
891 Ye Greate St
Greenwich, NJ 08323 United States
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