Category Archives: history

#FlashbackFriday Oak & Winslow, Before I-71

Did you know the New Church of Montgomery used to be known as the Society of the New Jerusalem, and once had a handsome church downtown? Eminent domain caused the church to be demolished in order to literally “pave the … Continue reading

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“The Botany of Desire,” Johnny Appleseed & #RoadTrips

John Chapman, or Johnny Appleseed as he came to be known, was a missionary for the Swedenborgian Church, pronouncing “Good news, right fresh from heaven.” Along the way he not only planted ideas of a new way to think about … Continue reading

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#SpringGroveCemetery #Appleseed #ThursdayThoughts

  “A memorial in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio, is located on the summit of the grounds in Section 134. A circular garden surrounds a large stone upon which a bronze statue of Chapman stands, face looking skywards, holding … Continue reading

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#WednesdayWisdom Urbana Artists

In the late 1800’s, artist Alice Archer Sewall James or “Archie,” as she was known, was encouraged by her family, including her father, a Swedenborgian minister, to pursue art in all forms, be an educated woman and travel around Europe.  … Continue reading

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We are in the news!

Reporter Kevin Eigelbach recently did a piece on the New Church of Montgomery and the Glendale New Church. Read all about it!  

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