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Brown Bag Lunch Lectures

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. Unless indicated otherwise, lectures are held in the Heritage Center's Meeting Room on the First Floor.

Tales from the Schwenkfelder Genealogical Record
Presented by Candace Perry
March 8, 2017 noon

The Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families is acknowledged by some professional genealogists to be one of the best anecdotal genealogies ever written. The stories hidden in its pages can now be further explored and delved into thanks to internet research. Heritage Center Curator Candace Perry will take you on an illustrated trip to discover some of the most fascinating stories of the people you'll meet in this amazing family record.

Wird der Schwenckfeld nicht gelesen, Acht man nicht wer Frell gewesen
Presented by Allen Viehmeyer
April 12, 2017 noon

There are not too many verses written about Caspar Schwenckfeld. This program focuses on a longer poem, found in several different manuscripts, that starts with the lines of the title for the presentation. Throughout this poem appear not only Schwenckfeld's name but also those of several Schwenckfeld followers. There are even variations of the original poem written by immigrant Schwenkfelders whose names are well-known.

Hans Christoph Seibt and his Biographies
Presented by Allen Viehmeyer
June 14, 2017 noon

There are very few biographies of Schwenkfelders in Silesia or early Pennsylvania. Recently a series of fourteen biographies was found in an 18th century manuscript. these life stories were penned by Hans Christoph Seibt, a printer in Harpersdorf who lived between 1682 and 1750. Some of the subjects of these biographies were Martin John the Younger, Susanna Dittrichen, Caspar Weiss, George Hauptmann, Christoph Hoffmann, Melchior Hübner, and George Weiss

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