Michael T. Keene will be the presenter at the February 1st meeting of the Honeoye Falls/Town of Mendon Historical Society, which will be via ZOOM only. Photo provided by William Lane

The February 1st meeting of the Honeoye Falls – Town of Mendon Historical Society will feature author/producer Michael Keene whose topic will be “The Psychic Highway: How the Erie Canal Changed America.”

This meeting will be on Zoom, not in person.  To access Zoom, use the following link:


Meeting ID: 821 5427 1847
Passcode: 669078

Keene will discuss the history of the Erie Canal and its social, political, and religious significance. He is the author of eight books about unusual, but true, stories. He is also the producer of the documentary film Visions: True Stories of Spiritualism, Secret Societies, and Murder, as well as eight audiobooks.

Although employed for more than twenty-five years as a financial advisor, he has combined his interest in local history, writing, music and filmmaking to explore unique and fascinating chapters of nineteenth-century New York folklore and stranger-than-life legends.

The events that bubbled out of this period include the Anti-Masonic Movement, the origins of the modern Spiritualist and Paranormal Movements and the Women’s Rights and Anti-Slavery Movements, as well as the founding of seven new religions and utopian communes.

What began as a hobby twelve years ago has now become a grand obsession!

The meeting will begin at 7:30pm. AGAIN, IT WILL BE A ZOOM PRESENTATION. Please join us from wherever you may be this winter!!

If you have questions, call 694-8236.

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