MHS Calendar of Events

Exhibition

The Private Jefferson

Explore Jefferson’s complexity through select correspondence and writings including the Declaration of Independence, records of farming at Monticello, and his architectural drawings.

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Brown Bag Cautious Romantics: The Dana Family of Boston as the Interpretive Key to a Larger Discourse this event is free 14 July 2014.Monday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Jonathan Koefoed, Indiana University, Purdue University, Columbus

This project seeks to provide a fuller picture of the way that European Romantic texts functioned in American intellectual, cultural, and religious history by highlighting a group of “Cautious Romantics” that emerged as an alternative and conservative Romantic religious tradition in America between 1800 and the late 19th century. They retained a commitment to a settled social order and embraced the Trinitarian Christianity long since abandoned by the Transcendentalists and their Unitarian predecessors. This program will focus on how the Dana Family functions as a critical lens through which one can view the larger Cautious Romantic discourse.

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