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Cromwell's Glauber: 17th Century Alchemy

        Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 7 pm.  162 Howard St, West Bridgewater.

Join OBHS Director, David Bassett, as he expolores whether Oliver Cromwell, an English military and political leader owned a copy of a controversial 1652 text, Plilosophical Furnaces, written by Johann Rudolf Glauber, on alchemy.
Today the word "Alchemy" brings to mind wizards in pointed hats turning lead into gold and star gazers casting fortunes. In the 17th-century, alchemy brought to mind a very different set of expectations. At the time, alchemy existed in the world between ancient texts and the new science and spilled over into economics, politics and religious reform.

 


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The Old Bridgewater Historical Society voted on By-Law changes at its members' meeting on Saturday, January 21st, 2017.  The Society's Constitution and By-Laws were merged into a single document called By-Laws, and many of the articles and sections were updated to better reflect the modern needs of the Society.  The changes were approved unanimously.

 

To read the new By-Laws online, click here

For a downloadable PDF file, click here.