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Helen Kate Furness: Portraits of a Life

The Helen Kate Furness Free Library is celebrating its 120th anniversary with a talk about Helen Kate Furness herself, on Saturday, October 22 from 1:30-2:30 pm at the Library.

When Helen Kate Rogers married Horace Howard Furness in 1860, her father was a millionaire and one of the wealthiest men in Philadelphia, the second-largest city in America. At her death in 1883 at the age of 46, she was described as “a lady of great loveliness of character, of a very sweet and gentle nature, and of rare charms of mind and person.” Come hear about Helen Kate Furness, and what we can learn of her from her writings and her portraits.

Harwood (Woody) Johnson, a resident of Wallingford, is on the boards of the Furness Library and the Nether Providence Historical Society, among others.  He has a deep interest in local history and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in London. 

The Furness Free Library was founded in 1902.  It is located at 100 N. Providence Road, Wallingford, PA  19086 

Please register online at https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/9698884 or call the Library at (610) 566-9331.

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