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.
- Physician and Advocator of the Viehweg Monument
- With Allen Viehmeyer
- June 12, 2013 noon and Sunday, June 16 2:00pm
The year 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Viehweg Monument. Having graduated in 1856 from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Solomon S. Schultz was on a tour of hospitals in England, France, and Germany in 1861. He used this opportunity to visit Schwenckfeld sites in Strasbourg and Ulm and travelled, too, to Harpersdorf, the home of his ancestor Christopher Schultz. There he met Dr. Oswald Kadelbach, a pastor in nearby Probsthain. These two men had deep compassion for those who had been laid to rest in the unsanctified grounds called the Viehweg. This lecture highlights the life of the American Schwenkfelder who, with the Viehweg Monument, turned the dreams of Schwenkfelders into reality.
- Post Offices of Hereford Township
- With Ed Mosheim
- July 10, 2013 noon
Postal service in Hereford Township began on March 6, 1830. The current township boundaries were established in 1839. This presentation will feature the postal service since 1830. Between 1849 and 1890, post offices were established in the villages of Chapel, Clayton, Huffs Church, Seisholtzville, Harlem and Hereford. Examples of the postal history for each of the post offices will be shown.
- The Day the Music Died - History of Sleepy Hollow Ranch
- With Larry Roeder
- August 14, 2013 noon
Hear about the 23-year history of the popular local musc and dance venue and the big names who performed there. Learn about the devastating fire that doomed the Milford Township entertainment spot forever.
- Schwenkfelder Heritage Tour 2014 Informational Meetings
- With Dave Luz
- September 11, 2013 noon
- September 15, 2013 2:00 pm
David Luz and Allen Viehmeyer have planned their third Schwenkfelder Heritage Tour for September 24 - October 10, 2014. The Heitage Tour takes travelers off the beaten tourist path and into the areas of Poland and Germany from where our Schwenkfelder forebears departed. Fascinating for Shwenkfelder descendants and interested travelers alike, this program introduces the regions we will visit , the places we will stay, the foods we will enjoy and especially the people we will meet.