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Brown Bag Lunch Lectures

Koberger Bible
Presented by Allen Viehmeyer
December 12, noon

One of the greatest treasures in the Heritage Center collection is a copy of the Anton Koberger German Bible printed in 1483. This presentation will tell the story of the printer and the Bible with focus on the multiple woodcuts found throughout the book.

Revealing a Hidden Gem:
Montgomery County's Sunrise Mill

Presented by Alana Blumenthal
January 9, 2019, noon

Join us to learn about the unique history and current restoration efforts of Sunrise Mill, a historic grist mill in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1737, the mill's earliest owners provided flour during the blockade that followed the Boston Tea Party. In the early 20th century, it was the home and laboratory of world-renowned medical pioneer Dr. Chevalier Q. Jackson.

Tales from the Genealogical Record, Chapter 2
Presented by Candace Perry
February 13, noon

Join Curator Candace Perry for another deep dive into the Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families. Who will we discover this time? Some Hartranfts with tragic and dramatic stories?

History of Rug Braiding in the United States
Presented by Christine Manges
March 13, noon

Braided rag rugs have been around for centuries, and with good cause: they're an ideal use of old fabric, and they're so sturdy that they can last an amazingly long time. Join us for this history of rug braiding.

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