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Spring Lecture

  • Sangerville Church of the Brethren 26 Vance Road Bridgewater, VA, 22812 United States (map)
  The Burkholder-Myers house on the CrossRoads campus of the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center. The widow Rebecca Burkholder is known to have harbored young men escaping conscription into the Confederate army in this house.

The Burkholder-Myers house on the CrossRoads campus of the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center. The widow Rebecca Burkholder is known to have harbored young men escaping conscription into the Confederate army in this house.

Join us for an engaging lecture from Nick Patler, a history professor at West Virginia State University. Professor Patler will share research and reflections from his current work on the Brethren (and by extension, Mennonite) “Underground Railroad” during the Civil War. Prof. Patler is currently working on the compilation of a book based on his research, and he will share his findings and entertain discussion on the topic.

Come join us for this discussion of history surrounding young men and communities of faith and conscience dealing with a context that presented immediate and pressing challenges to their faith.

A free-will offering will be received to support the mission of the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center.

CrossRoads | VBMHC - (540) 438-1275 | www.vbmhc.org

Earlier Event: April 1
Easter Sunrise Service
Later Event: May 12
Quilting Day