Robert Green Ingersoll and the Reform Imperative

An Appreciation of Ingersoll and the Freethought Trail

History, Social Sciences

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Join us for an immersive two-day conference and tour celebrating Robert Green Ingersoll and the rich reform legacy of west-central New York’s Freethought Trail!

First comes a full day of provocative lectures and presentations at the Center for Inquiry’s headquarters in Amherst, New York. Some speakers will focus on Ingersoll, his history, and his role in the life of America’s Gilded Age. Others will focus on reformers like antislavery firebrand Frederick Douglass and feminist freethinkers Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Matilda Joslyn Gage – all of whom knew Ingersoll, and lived and worked in west-central New York along what is now the Freethought Trail.

The next day, participants will head out bright and early in a luxury motor coach to tour the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum – with its all new T. M. Scruggs Museum Interior – followed by Seneca Falls, birthplace of the nineteenth-century women’s rights movement. While in transit, episodes of the Council for Secular Humanism’s new documentary miniseries American Freethought will be presented aboard the motor coach. It all ends with dinner at the lavish Belhurst Castle and Winery on a high bluff overlooking beautiful Seneca Lake.

Registration includes all ground transportation and five meals. Attendance is strictly limited – when the motor coach is full, registration will be closed. Register today!

From: August 16, 2014 08:30
To: August 17, 2014 21:45

Center For Inquiry, 3965 Rensch Rd, 14228, Amherst, United States


History, Social Sciences


Freethought, Robert Ingersoll, Robert Ingersoll Freethought



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