September 2013

Happy Birthday Johnny Appleseed!

Johnny “Appleseed” Chapman was born on this day in 1774 in Leominster, Massachusetts. He is best known as the gentle man who traveled west through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, planting apple trees and sharing Swedenborg’s writings as “good news, right fresh from heaven” as he went. But who was the man behind the myth? Did he really wear a cooking pot on his head? Read more

Happy Birthday Daniel Burnham

Architect Daniel Burnham (1846–1912) was the director of works for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition (World’s Fair) in 1893. The exposition was also home to the first World’s Parliament of Religions, an interfaith congress that was organized by another Swedenborgian, Charles Carroll Bonney (1831–1903). Read more

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