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History Talks:

Join the All Souls Historical Society and the Laymen’s League

via Zoom - open invitation

Tuesday, November 17th,

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Our guest will be Rev. Schuyler Vogel, Senior Minister of the Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York.

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Rev. Vogel will reflect on the history of his congregation and where Unitarian Universalism is headed.

This is the first in a series of History Talks sponsored by the ASHS.

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Call or text John Conti, Co-Chair of the Laymen's League, to request to participate and have the zoom link emailed to you, at

646-267-7967.

Would you like to work with us to preserve

All Souls history?

​We are seeking volunteers to work with us on collecting and recording church records and materials from congregation members and groups, posting materials on our website, checking sources, writing summaries, and researching background materials. 

Please contact us at archives@allsoulsnyc.org if you are interested in finding a new volunteer opportunity at church, and would like to work with us and learn more about

All Souls' history!

Upcoming Events

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Sign Up for the Annual Bellows Lecture, 2020

Dr. Bernard Unti will speak on:

"Henry Bergh: Animal Advocate, New Yorker, Unitarian,

and “Riddle Of The 19th Century”

via Zoom - open invitation

Sunday, November 22nd, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Unti, a scholar and recognized authority on the animal protection movement, will speak about Henry Bergh, the 19th-century member of All Souls who founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1866. Bergh used the media to bring attention to the cruelty inflicted on animals in many contexts and was sometimes called "The Great Meddler."  Our minister at the time, Rev. Henry Whitney Bellows, worked with Bergh to found the ASPCA, and Peter Cooper, another prominent member of the church, was also on the board of the ASPCA. Dr. Unti will discuss Bergh's work within its historical context, and will also be able to speak to current concerns relating to animal welfare.

Join Us! To register, please complete the form below and click on Send.

The Zoom link will be emailed to you.

RSVP Form:

I would like to attend the Bellows Lecture on Zoom on Sunday, Nov. 22nd at 1:00PM.

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ASHS Annual Meeting

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, 2:00 - 3:30pm

Online on ZOOM only

 

We will have a special speaker: Robert K. Sutton, former Chief Historian of the National Park Service, will discuss his book

Stark Mad Abolitionists,

which takes us inside the movement to establish Kansas as a free state and shows us how John Brown, Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, and Abraham Lincoln figure into the story. Men and women full of anti-slavery zeal packed their wagons and headed west in preparation for the struggle that resulted in "Bleeding Kansas." This is an eye-opening examination of a period of U.S. history that bears reflecting on, in view of our current struggle over race, immigration, states’ rights, freedom, and equality.

 

In addition to the book talk, we will have a brief business session; new officers will be elected; Historical Society projects will be presented; and updates will be given on the major improvements to our historic Wiggin House.

Members and non-members are encouraged to participate.  (Only those who are paid-up members will be able to vote.)

Preserving the Present

as a Legacy

for the Future

 

Imagine being able to write the first draft of history!

Please send us your stories for the archive we're creating to document the life of All Souls. 

Selected contributions (with contributors' permission) will be posted in the Community Stories section of this website. Our aim is to capture, among other things, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the uprising against racial injustice on our community.  For more details, see Preserving the Present as a Legacy for the Future

Please send your contributions to us at archives@allsoulsnyc.org.  ​Thank you!

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