Magicians & Mediums & Green-Wood, Oh My!
Trolley Tour Explores the Conflicts Between
Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nineteenth-Century Spiritualism and Stage MagicIn the 1850s, New York City was absolutely agog for the three young Fox sisters who claimed they communicated with the spirit world. Later proven to be a hoax, the phenomenon sparked the popular and enduring Spiritualism religious movement. This trolley tour will explore the legacies of Spiritualists and stage magicians, two groups that often came into conflict with one another. Visit the gravesites of many bizarre and fascinating practitioners (including one of the Fox sisters) of these two nineteenth-century phenomena.
Green-Wood – 25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn – Meet inside the main gate.Take the “R” train to 25th Street in Brooklyn and walk up the hill one block and into the Cemetery.
Free parking is available.
COST: Trolley tour is $25; $20 for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund and members of the Brooklyn Historical Society. Reservations are recommended. If the event is not sold out, walk-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. To make an online reservation or to find out more information, visitwww.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.