Mather Redux: New Perspectives on Cotton Mather
Often caricatured or forgotten, Cotton Mather is one of the most misunderstood and fascinating figures in American history. To commemorate the 350th anniversary of his birth, the Congregational Library & Archives will host a symposium exploring new ideas and revisiting familiar themes around this important figure. Best known as a pastor and a preacher, Cotton Mather was an isolated figure who nonetheless helped shape our self images as Americans.
Join a group of Mather experts for a day of presentations revealing new perspectives on the man, his work, and his times. We will be displaying rare and unique items by and about Mather from our own collections. On the second day we are partnering with the North End Historical Society to provide an optional walking tour of Mather-related sites in Boston's North End.
For a detailed schedule and information about the presenters, please see the Mather Redux schedule page.
Friday, October 18th
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Advance registration is required.
Full refunds are available through September 30th.
Contact Kate Parsons if you have any questions.