Joscelyn Godwin, the author of The Spirit House, or Brown’s Free Hall, in Georgetown, New York will present a lecture entitled “Upstate Cauldron: From Smith’s Golden Plates to Brown’s Spirit House” on Tuesday, September 25th at 4:30 pm in the Robert Ho Lecture Room. Lawrence 105.
The Upstate Institute published The Spirit House, or Brown’s Free Hall, in Georgetown, New York by Joscelyn Godwin. The Spirit House is the Upstate Institute’s first publications, and tells the story of the house built by spiritualist Timothy G. Brown in the mid 1860s in Georgetown, following a design that Brown believed was given to him from the spirit world. The building is noted for its unusual architecture, and is still standing.
Joscelyn Godwin is Professor of Music at Colgate University. His other publications include The Theosophical Enlightenment (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994) and Atlantis and the Cycles of Time (Rochester, Vt.: Inner Traditions, 2011). The Spirit House is available for sale at several historical societies in Madison County.