LECTURE MARCH 22 — Spirit House in Georgetown, NY (Madison County), a mecca of Spiritualism in the mid-19th century. Spiritualism played a key role in reform in the Burned-over District. Spirituality and Reform in the Burned-over District program at the Madison County Historical Society on March 22, at 7 p.m.

Spirituality and Reform topic in Oneida March 22

Published Mar 15, 2017 at 4:00pm

ONEIDA — Spirituality and Reform in the Burned-over District will be presented in a free program at the Madison County Historical Society, 435 Main St., on Wednesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. It’s a discussion with Madis Sennerabout on the dynamic relationship between Spirituality and Reform in 19th century NY and what wisdom it may offer us today.

In Senner’s recent book, “Sacred Sites in North Star Country, Places in Greater NYS (PA, OH, NJ, CT, VA,VT, ONT) that Changed the World,” he states that during the tumultuous antebellum period the fires of Spirituality and Reform both blazed brightly in Upstate NY. Religion was often the fuel for reform, other times it was the vehicle.

Madis Senner is a former money manager turned Seeker. He has been published in the NY Times, Barrons, and now writes books on spirituality. In 2002, he felt the call to pray around Onondaga Lake, which began his quest to search for sacred sites. Throughout that journey he learned about New York State’s rich history of Reform and Spirituality.

He leads group meditations and teaches Earth Healing. He is a Keeper for several sacred sites. Much of the material presented will be from his fourth book Sacred Sites in North Star Country that teaches how Mother Earth interconnects us and details places to visit in greater NYS that changed the world.

Copies of Senner’s book will be available for purchase following his talk.

For more information contact MCHS at 315-363-4136, 315-361-9735, or history@mchs1900.org.

The Madison County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates both a museum and the Mary King Research Library in Oneida. The society continues to preserve, collect, promote, and exhibit the history of Madison County and its 15 towns and one city through the development of programs that enhance Madison County’s heritage. The historical society’s headquarters are housed in an 1849 Gothic Revival Villa that is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places.