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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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The Transit of Venus: A Remarkable Astronomical Discovery

“The Transit of Venus was observed in America on June 3rd. No other transit will happen until the 9th of December, 1874. A Remarkable astronomical discovery.” -David Schultz 1769 The transit of Venus was a momentous occasion in 1769, one … 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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The Grodziec Castle Ornaments

It’s the 2011 holiday season and this week we’ve decorated our halls with figures of Father Christmas, boughs of foliage, Christmas trees, and holiday lights. One of our favorite items to display during the holidays are our Polish ornaments. These … Continue reading

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Treasures of the Collection

This Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, our Curator of Collections Candace Perry, Archivist Hunt Schenkel, and Associate Director of Research, Allen Viehmeyer will talk about the unique objects, invaluable treasures, and personal favorites in … Continue reading

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Christopher Schultz descendant: Jeremiah Schultz

This fall the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center will feature an exhibit about the life and legacy of Christopher Schultz. Christopher Schultz came as an orphan at age 16 to America, and played various significant roles in maintaining the Schwenkfelders … Continue reading

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The Towamencin Meetinghouse

Our intern Rick Kriebel recently visited the Schwenkfelder Towamencin cemetery. Here he reflects on the history of the Towamencin meetinghouse. Visit the SLHC to see the pulpit now on view in our gallery from the Schwenkfelder meetinghouse once at this … Continue reading

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