LancasterHistory.org is pleased to kick off our fall season of the Regional History Colloquium series on Thursday, September 14 with Beth Oberholtzer presenting on Plain Meetinghouses: Old Order Mennonites Gather to Worship. Old Order Mennonites are deeply faithful, agrarian-rooted, Swiss-German Anabaptists who have called Lancaster County home for 300 years. Their meetinghouses silently embody their religious traditions, and yet few outsiders have seen the startling utilitarian beauty of these rural structures up close. Author Beth Oberholtzer and photographer John Herr were allowed rare access to 22 austere houses of worship and join us to discuss the extraordinary religious heritage of this Old Order way of life.
This event takes place in Ryder Hall at LancasterHistory.org. A social gathering and book signing begins at 4pm, followed by the presentation at 4:30pm. The event is free and open to the public. Ample parking available on-site.
Servant Stage Company presents another classic adventure/comedy play set in the Victorian era in the mold of recent hit productions such as Sherlock Holmes and The Importance of Being Earnest...
Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Based on Jules Verne's classic novel, it's an award winning comedy adapted by Mark Brown.
Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourcesful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he's a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show!
Playing September 7-17, 2017.
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