Source: Northern Ireland City of Armagh
Have you ever walked by the blue plaque on the Quaker buildings at High Street in Lurgan and wondered who James Logan was? Well now you can find out – through a special presentation, live from Philadelphia next Tuesday 17th November at 7.30pm.
Organised by the Lurgan Townscape Heritage Scheme and supported by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and The National Lottery Heritage Fund, this presentation will explore the life of Ulster-Scots Quaker James Logan (1674-1751). Born in Lurgan, Logan ended up in the Wilds of Pennsylvania in America, via Bristol!
Once settled in Philadelphia, his power and influence led him to become the leading colonial administrator in the province, while accumulating great wealth from Atlantic trade.
His influence was so great that his country mansion called ‘Stenton’ is today recognised as a National Historic Landmark and operates as an historic house attraction. Its contents display the relative worldliness of a leading 18th-century Pennsylvania Quaker merchant with roots in Ireland.
This special presentation will be provided by Laura C. Keim, the current curator of Stenton, whose slides will also provide a visual tour of the house, highlighting objects and furnishings, as well as selections from Logan’s exceptional library at the Library Company of Philadelphia.
The talk is free to view but pre-registration is essential. To register click the following link:
Laura also lectures in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania, is a scholar in numerous subjects and an author. Earlier this year she created a Stenton Facebook page and a blog called ‘Curator’s Cabinet of Curiosities’. To follow the findings that emerge from the “Cabinet,” please LIKE the Stenton Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stentonmuseum