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A nugget from the Minutes of the Schwenkfelder General Conference 1784

The oldest records of the concerns of the Schwenkfelder community in Pennsylvania can be found in the minutes of the Schwenkfelder General Conference. General Conference minutes are a historical record of the discussions and concerns within the church such as: … Continue reading

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Questions About Schwenkfelder History

On Wednesday, middle school students from the Souderton Charter School Collaborative visited the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center. During their school program we engaged in a discussion about how technological advancement can often lead to political and institutional change. Printing … Continue reading

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An 18th Century Prenuptial Agreement

As thoughts about love and companionship are on our minds this Valentine’s Day, you may be interested in reading this Colonial period prenuptial agreement written by Schwenkfelder immigrant Christopher Schultz (1718-1789) in 1744. The document in our archive collection is … Continue reading

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