An exhibit of Brethren history is opening at a Church of the Brethren college in Virginia. Here is an excerpt–to read the entire article, click here.
BRIDGEWATER – For the next nine months, visitors to Bridgewater College may see the history of the Church of the Brethren unfold before their eyes. Dale Harter, curator of the Reuel B. Pritchett Museum at Bridgewater College, holds a Saur Bible from the Brethren exhibit. The Saurs were early Brethren printers who competed with Benjamin Franklin’s Press. (Photo by Thomas J. Turney)
An exhibit, titled “A Journey from Schwarzenau to Bridgewater: Celebrating 300 Years of Brethren History, 1708-2008,” will showcase the church’s story. The display features artifacts from present and past Church of the Brethren members who lived in and outside the Shenandoah Valley.
The display, located at the Reuel B. Pritchett Museum in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College, opened Monday and will remain at the museum until May, said Dale F. Harter, archivist at Bridgewater College and curator for the museum.