Tag Archives: David Ruggles Center for Early Florence History

Leaving Familiar, Learning to Love New Places

I’m pretty sure no one calls New Jersey a wilderness, but given that it will be new to me, given that it will be my personal next Unknown, at least for awhile, this piece of wisdom from beloved Wendell Berry … Continue reading

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Destruction of the Venerable Pine: Free Congregational Society, 19th Century Florence, and a little Boniface for Good Measure

This past weekend I took part in a history walk in my little village of Florence, the focus of which was the history of the Free Congregational Society on the occasion of its 150th anniversary.┬á The Free Congregational Society was … Continue reading

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