Helen Kate: Portraits of a Life
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 what she has left us in her writings and in her portraits.
Harwood (Woody) Johnson is on the Board of the Furness Library and twice a past president. He is on the boards of a number of other non-profit organizations including the Nether Providence Historical Society. He and his family raised their family in an eighteenth-century Quaker farmhouse just down the street from the Library. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in London.
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