Fun Facts Worth a Second Look

From time to time new photographs surface following the publication of a New Church History Fun Fact. Each Fun Fact is researched and written within a very limited time frame, making it likely that new materials will come to light at a later date. In fact, one of the most exciting aspects of this project is the additional information we periodically receive from our readers.

Every Fun Fact sent to our subscribers via email also exists permanently on the website, where the material can be continuously updated. We are pleased to provide links to three previous Fun Facts that have recently had striking new photographs added.


decennialhotelsecondlook.jpg  Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Academy of the New Church at Seaside Resort (1886)



swedenborghousereplicasecondlook.jpg  Replica of Swedenborg House at St. Louis World Fair (1904)



bronzebustsecondlook.jpg  Bronze Bust of Swedenborg Disappears from Lincoln Park, Chicago; Police Baffled (1976)



The editors of would like to thank Marvin B. Clymer, Academy of the New Church Archives, Bryn Athyn, PA, for locating and scanning the new material. Photo credits for the photographs in this New Church History Fun Fact can be found at the end of each of the three Fun Facts listed.

Questions and comments may be addressed to the editors at

September 18, 2009 | Posted by: Ed and Kirsten Gyllenhaal in New Church History Fun Fact