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Adult Programs

The Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center offers a wide variety of Adult programs including group tours, symposia, lectures, workshops, and special events related to the history and culture of the Schwenkfelders, PA Germans, and the local area.

Brown Bag Lunch Lectures
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Bring your lunch and join Dr. Allen Viehmeyer and guest lecturers the second Wednesday of each month for a closer look into the SLHC collections, local, and Schwenkfelder history.

Upcoming Programs

The Exile Society and the Friends of the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center often host special guest lecturers, groups, and events at the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center.

Valley Restaurants, Part 2
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2:00 pm

The Friends of the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center's program in March on Valley Restaurants was so successful the group only made it from Sumneytown to Pennsburg. So, to complete our delicious reminiscing, you are invited to join the group once again.

If you remember eating a steak at Ernie Stoudt's place or a hoagie at Balduzzi's shop, or a burger at Ruba Endy's Penn Cup, or a cone at Shelly's ice cream - you won't want to miss this mouth-watering trip down memory lane.

Larry Roeder will be the moderator and members of the Friends Board will comprise a panel to lead the discussion for this Back Porch Seminar. As always, audience members are encouraged to add their remembrances to these lively seminars.

Schwenkfelder Petitions for Tolerance
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:30 pm

This illustrated lecture relates the story of the recent discovery in the SLHC vault of copies of at least some of the petitions by a Schwenkfelder delegation to Emperor Charles VI in Vienna, Austria, between 1721 and 1725. Found bound in a manuscript book containing a variety of documents, these petitions, although well-known and long-sought by scholars, had never been brought to light until just a little more than a year ago. Included in the presentation will be remarks about the forming of the delegation and its impact as well as the wording and the submission of the petitions.

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