History Happy Hour -- Letters from the Dead: Susan Lawrence Dana and Springfield Spiritualism

May 18th, 5:30 pm

Stop by Anvil & Forge Brewing and Distilling after work on Wednesday, May 18 to grab a drink and hear an engaging story from our historians during "History Happy Hour"!

Wealthy heiress Susan Lawrence Dana led a life plagued by tragedy. With few mediums to express grief in a post-Victorian Springfield, Susan turned to her loved ones for advice...from beyond the veil. Join Katie Brethorst as she discusses Susan’s spirit letters that explore her innermost thoughts and anxieties regarding life, death, and the world in between.

If you can't attend the "History Happy Hour" in-person, no worries! We'll stream the program live on the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Facebook page.

History Happy Hour is a partnership program between the Illinois State Museum and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

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