"Building A Handsome Church": St. Michael's, Marblehead, 1714 A Tercentenary Symposium June 7 Peabody Essex Museum
“Building a Handsome Church:
St. Michael’s, Marblehead, 1714”
A Symposium observing the 300th anniversary of the establishment and building of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Marblehead, Massachusetts
Saturday, June 7
Peabody Essex Museum
To register for the Symposium: www.stmichaels2014.org
8:30 a.m. Registration and coffee
9:00 Welcome and opening remarks. Robert L. Howie, Jr., Historian Emeritus and Chair, Tercentenary Committee, St. Michael’s Church
9:10 Introduction. Donald R. Friary, Symposium Moderator and President, Colonial Society of Massachusetts
9:20 Stuart P. Feld, President, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc, St. Michael’s Marblehead–From Widener Library at Harvard to London and Amsterdam and Back.
9:45 Christopher P. Magra, Associate Professor of History, University of Tennessee, “Extravagance, Intemperance, Negligence in Religion, and Disorderliness”: Marblehead, the Early Years.
10:30 David D. Hall, Bartlett Research Professor of New England Church History, Harvard Divinity School, Reliving the Past or Fashioning a Different Future? Anglicanism and Puritanism in Eighteenth-Century New England.
11:15 Questions and Comments
11:45 Box Lunch
1:00 Carl Lounsbury, Senior Architectural Historian, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and College of William and Mary, The Church of England's First Colonial Buildings: Virginia, 1608-1714.
1:45 Louis P. Nelson, Associate Professor of Architectural History and Associate Dean for Research and International Programs, University of Virginia, St. Michael's, Marblehead: A Case Study in Atlantic Anglicanism.
2:30 Panel of the speakers and three Marblehead historians--Judy Anderson, architectural and cultural historian, Marblehead; Robert L. Howie, Jr., Historian Emeritus and Chair, Tercentenary Committee, St. Michael’s Church; and Bette Hunt, Town Historian, Marblehead--on placing the St. Michael’s, Marblehead experience in the context of the Church of England throughout the British empire.
3:30 Questions and Comments
3:45 Departure for St. Michael’s Church
4:00 Tour of St. Michael’s Church (including crypt, belfry, and archives)
5:00 Wine and cheese reception and concluding remarks.
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The Symposium is co-sponsored by St. Michael’s Church and the Peabody Essex Museum
Credit: Lucy Chen photo: St. Michael’s,