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Brown Bag Lunch Lectures

A Different Family Tree
Presented by Allen Viehmeyer
December 11, noon

Language family trees and all their branches are similar to human family trees and their off-shoots. Like humans, languages change over time. New ones grow and old ones die. This lecture will help you understand the roots, ancestors, and development of the language you speak.

Johann Heinrich Antes: His Origin, His House, and its Restoration
Presented by Bob Wood
January 8, noon

Bob Wood's illustrated talk will develop the story of the Antes family in Germany and in early Pennsylvania. For the past fifty years the Goschenhoppen Historians have devoted themselves to restoring the 1736 Henry Antes House and Plantation in Upper Frederick Township. Much of this presentation will deal with the architecture and restoration of the Antes House.

Escape from the Soviets
Presented by Karina Rilling
February 12, noon

This presentation emphasizes the tragic events which led to the destruction and dislocation of a quarter of Latvia's population during WWII. Karina Rilling, who now lives in Quakertown, tells her family story as one Latvian survivor of Stalin's Gulags.

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