Upcoming Events sponsored or co-sponsored by the Historical Society


We are very excited about the new church year, and we have several exciting events planned.  Please mark your calendars; more details will be announced soon.


Laymen’s League meeting: September 8, Thursday evening at 6:30pm. Join us for a Zoom session with the Laymen's League.  We will be joined by historian Dan O'Neill, who will reflect with us on our memories of the tragic events of 9/11 that happened twenty-one years ago. 


Opening Sunday: September 11, services at 10:00am and 11:15am.  Our first Coffee Hour in Reidy Hall since the pandemic started.  We will have a Historical Society table, and look forward to greeting you.


Welcome Back Party: September 20, Tuesday evening, 6:00pm–8:00pm in Reidy Friendship Hall, co-sponsored with the Women’s Alliance.


Annual Meeting of the Historical Society: October 16, Sunday at 2:00pm on Zoom.  Members and non-members are encouraged to participate.   New officers will be elected.  Only members will be able to vote. 


The Annual Bellows Lecture: November 13, Sunday at 2:00pm on Zoom, “Transcendentalism, Unitarianism and Thoreau's ‘Theology of Wildness’” by Professor Lydia Ciollo.


203rd Anniversary Weekend: November 18-20. Dinners-in-homes on Friday evening; Anniversary Sunday, November 20.


We look forward to seeing you!


The list of all events happening at All Souls is at All Souls Events

Past Historical Society Events

The Channing Lecture, May 22, 2022

Rev. Natalie Fenimore: Widening the Circle to Welcome the Future

Recording available here

The Bellows Lecture, Nov. 14, 2021

Dr. Christopher Cameron: Unitarianism, African Americans and Abolitionism 

Recording available here

Sanctuary Tour, Oct. 31, 2021

Laura Pederson: Sanctuary Tour

Recording available here

History Talk, Sept. 19, 2021

Laura Pedersen: Herman Melville's Unitarian Compass

PDF available here

The Bellows Lecture, Nov. 22, 2020

Dr. Bernard Unti: Henry Bergh: Animal Advocate, New Yorker, Unitarian and Riddle of the 19th Century

Recording available here and bibliography

The Bicentennial Lecture, Nov. 13, 2019

Professor Linn Carey Mehta: Catharine Sedgwick, Herman Melville and All Souls  

Recording available here

The Channing Lecture, Jan. 2019:

Rev. John Buehrens: Conflagration: How Transcendentalists sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender and Social Justice

Recording available here

All Souls 175th Anniversary Service, 1994

Recording available here