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Adult Programs

The Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center offers a wide variety of Adult programs including group tours, symposium, 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

Early Schooling in the Upper Perkiomen Valley
Sunday, March 31, 2:30 pm
George Bonekemper, presenter

The emphasis of this presentation on one-room , two-room and three-room schools in the Upper Perkiomen Valley from Sumneytown to Huff's Church will be on the 24 schools located in the townships of Marlborough, Upper Hanover and Hereford.

Most of these structures are still standing today and many others have been transformed into residences. The program will feature memories from the audience, some of whom may have atteded one of these schools.

Bonekemper graduated from Ursinus College in 1964 and earned a M.A. and Ph.D. from Lehigh University. He taught in the Hatfield, Towamencin, and North Penn school districts. He served in positions ranging from classroom teacher to superintendent in the Upper Perkiomen SD from 1968-1997. He was the Coordinator of Professional Development Schools at Muhlenberg College from 1998-2008.

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