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Fairies in the Garden: A Spirited Tour Through Victorian Mysticism

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Spiritualism was an established movement before the Civil War; but as the death toll mounted, séances became popular with all social classes. Desperate families seeking communication with missing soldiers turned to mediums for reassurance. Mary Todd Lincoln held séances in the White House trying to reach her two deceased sons. Across the Atlantic, Queen Victoria became a spiritualist after the death of her husband. Although the Victorian era is associated with scientific and technological progress, many educated Victorians were drawn to mesmerism, clairvoyance, electro-biology and phrenology. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was no exception. Convinced that two young English girls had photographed fairies in their garden, he authenticated their doctored photos leading to a spiritualist hoax that was not debunked until the late 1970s. Fascinated by the human appetite for flimflam? Join us for a "spirited" tour through Victorian scams.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

CE South Building

Roberta Boggess 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/10/2018 - 10/10/2018 Weekly - Wed 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 220 Roberta Boggess