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Whittier’s cane headed to Pennsylvania for exhibit

WhittierCaneBy Dave Rogers – Staff Writer – The Daily News of Newburyport

AMESBURY — A wooden walking cane with ties to Amesbury’s rich abolitionist history and the historic Pennsylvania Hall is visiting the City of Brotherly Love this week and will become part of an exhibit featured at Temple University.

The walking cane, said to have been one of Quaker poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier’s favorites, is being loaned to the urban university for a monthlong exhibit highlighting the 175th anniversary of the burning of Pennsylvania Hall at the Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s art gallery. Continue reading Whittier’s cane headed to Pennsylvania for exhibit