The Burned Over District and Jemima Wilkinson

  • Penn Yan, Finger Lakes
  • Jun 16, 2018
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The burned-over district was the western and central regions of New York in the early 19th century, where religious revivals and the formation of new religious movements of the Second Great Awakening took place. Charles G. Finney referred to a "burnt district" to denote this area. He felt that the area had been so heavily evangelized as to have no "fuel" (unconverted population) left over to "burn" (convert). Jemima Wilkinson and her followers were part of this Great Awakening. Learn more about this amazing part of NYS during this lecture by History Center Executive Director Tricia Noel.

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Admission: $5.00 for History center members; $10 for non members
  • 107 Chapel St
    Penn Yan, NY 14527
  • 315 536 7318
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  • Children Are Free: Yes
  • Motorcoach Parking Spaces: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Event Requires Pre-Registration: Yes
  • PTH Weekend Event (6/16-17 & 10/6-8, 2018): Yes
  • Yates County History Center
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