-- The lecture on the Conservative Mennonite Conference
has been rescheduled to May 5. Please scroll down for details. --
Saturday, April 18, 2015 • 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Seminary Ridge Museum
at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
Brethren and Mennonites and the Battle of Gettysburg
The daylong event includes a tour of Seminary Ridge Museum, a visit to Marsh Creek Brethren meetinghouse, and lectures by Stephen Longenecker, professor of history at Bridgewater College and author of Gettysburg Religion, and Roger Heller, retired history teacher and volunteer with Adams County Historical Society.
|10:00 a.m.||Tours of Seminary Ridge Museum and visits to the cupola|
|11:30 a.m.||Lunch (vegetarian option available)|
|12:30 p.m.||Lecture: "Gettysburg Religion: Pursuing Faith in a Small Town on the Eve of the Civil War"
|1:15 p.m.||Travel to Marsh Creek meetinghouse|
Lecture: "Conscientious Objection in Civil War Adams County"
|2:15 p.m.||Closing comments by Stephen Longenecker|
Cost is $30, which includes museum admission, refreshments, lunch, and presentations. Reservations are required by April 8.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 • 7:30 pm
From Conservative Amish Mennonite to Evangelical Anabaptist: A Historical Overview of the Conservative Mennonite Conference
Nate Yoder, professor of church history at Eastern Mennonite Seminary and archivist for Eastern Mennonite University, discusses the growth and change of the Conservative Mennonite Conference, which is the topic of his recent book, Together in the Work of the Lord: A History of the Conservative Mennonite Conference (Herald Press, 2014).