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"Be Swift My Soul" - A Civil War Era Salon with Julia Ward Howe

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"Be Swift My Soul"  - A Civil War Era Salon with Julia Ward Howe

Time: February 12, 2012 from 1:30pm to 3pm
Location: Heineman Ecumenical Center, Framingham State College
Street: Church St and Maynard Rd,
City/Town: Framingham, MA 01701
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Phone: 508-626-9091
Event Type: living, history, civil, war, era
Organized By: Libby Franck
Latest Activity: Jan 17, 2012

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Libby will present Julia as the host of a salon that might have included H.W. Longfellow, Edgar Alan Poe, Florence Nightingale, Margaret Fuller, Charles Sumner and Charles Dickens among others.  These acquaintances along with her travels abroad, her love of language and music all gave birth to the compelling verses of the Battle Hymn of the Republic which were first sung in Framingham at the Plymouth Church nearly 150 years ago – February 22, 1862.  


Music of the era will be performed and refreshments served following the performance. 

 *Refreshments following the performance at the Alumni House (etc)

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