PENNSBURG PA – The German town of Wolfenbuettel, which between 1904 and 1919 served as headquarters for research on Schwenkfelderism, will be brought to life Oct. 11 (Wednesday). It’s the topic of the noon Brown Bag Lecture at the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, 105 Seminary St.
The center’s Allen Viehmeyer will provide an armchair visit to Germany during the early 1900s as part of his discussion of Wolfenbuettel. It was home to the study of Caspar Schwenckfeld and the roots of Schwenkfelderism. Viehmeyer’s talk is illustrated with photos from those years. He also brings impressions of people, places, work, travel, shopping, and recreation.
His talk in part focuses on “activities of the Johnsons and Selina Gerhard (later Schultz) while they toiled relentlessly with Schwenckfeld and Schwenkfelder history,” the center reports.
The program is free to attend and open to the public. The lecture is available in-person at the center in Pennsburg, or virtually. Reservations are requested by Oct. 10 (Tuesday) to reserve a seat, or obtain a Zoom online link; for either, call 215-679-3103 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The center is the regional history museum for the Upper Perkiomen Valley, and is open Tuesday through Sunday. Admission to visit exhibits or research in the library is free.
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