“A Tour of the Camp Mack Murals” is the title for a program to be presented by Dr. William “Bill” Eberly at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 19 at the Brookside Community Hall (next door to the Brethren Heritage Center) at the Brookside Shopping Center, 428 Wolf Creek Street in Brookville, Ohio.
The twelve oil paintings depicting Brethren history from 1708 to 2008 are permanently mounted and displayed in the Quinter-Miller Auditorium (pictured) on the grounds of Camp Alexander Mack near Milford, Indiana. The paintings, by Medford Neher, were completed in 1949. The Brethren Heritage Center has replicas of the murals in their reading room.
Bill Eberly, who works with the Brethren Encyclopedia Board as editor of its monograph series, is also the editor of The Complete Writings of Alexander Mack, which is published by BMH Books in Winona Lake, Indiana. Eberly now lives in North Manchester, Indiana.
A future program at the Brookville Center is “Anabaptist History” by John Ruth, who is the author of Forgiveness: A Legacy of the West Nickel Mines Amish School, 2007. The lecture by Ruth will be Friday, April 4, 2008, at 7 p.m. at the same location.
These events are part of the year-long commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Brethren religious movement, believed to have been begun by Alexander Mack in August of 1708 with the baptizing of eight believers in the Eder River in Schwarzenau, Germany.
For more information, call the Brethren Heritage Center at (937) 833-5222.