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Phone (617) 607-1980
Price $7-12
Age Suitability None Specified
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It's All in Your Head: Phrenology & the Mind

Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 4:00p to 5:30p

Phrenology, a faux science, proclaimed that a skull’s shape revealed character while separate areas of the brain housed passions and values. In 1832 J.G. Spurzheim, a German lecturer, introduced Boston to the movement. After his untimely death, his Mount Auburn gravesite attracted crowds. This tour with historian Dee Morris highlights phrenology fans such as Julia Ward Howe along with other notables who explored the mind’s landscape.

Created by FriendsOfMountAuburnCemetery

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Mount Auburn Cemetery Entrance Gate
580 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-7105
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