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THE HISTORY AND VISITORS PROGRAM AT THE CHURCH OF THE PRESIDENTS AND THE ABIGAIL ADAMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENT:


Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family - 3 PM  Saturday March 23, 2019


The  Church of the Presidents  and  the Abigail Adams Historical Society  (AAHS), stewards of the Abigail Adams Birthplace,  present a talk by  historian Sara Georgini on her new book, Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family 


3:00–5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019,  at the Church of the Presidents (United First Parish Church), 1306 Hancock St., Quincy, Mass.


Doors  will open at 2:30; the program begins at 3:00. Ms. Georgini's talk will  be followed by a reception, book signing, and tours of the Presidential  crypt.

Reflecting  on his past, President John Adams mused that it was religion that had  shaped his family's fortunes and young America's future. The Adamses,  globetrotters who extensively chronicled their religious journeys,  ultimately developed a cosmopolitan Christianity that blended discovery  and criticism, faith and doubt. 

Author  Sara Georgini, series editor for the Papers of John Adams at the  Massachusetts Historical Society, draws on this rich archive to  demonstrate the significance of Christianity—as the different  generations understood it—in shaping the family's decisions, great and  small. Spanning nearly four centuries of faith from Puritan New England  to the Jazz Age, Household Gods tells a new story of American religion, as the Adams family lived it.

This  program is part of a year-long series of special events,  #RememberAbigail, planned by partner organizations to commemorate the  200th anniversary of Abigail Adams's death in October 2018 and the 275th anniversary of her birth in November 2019. For more information, see http://www.rememberabigail.org


This event is free and open to the public.

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