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Schmucker at 225: Revisiting What He Thought and What He Wrought

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

The curious and historians (professional and amateur) are invited to Gettysburg College for “Schmucker at 225: Revisiting What He Thought and What He Wrought,” a day of lectures, panels, and conversation centered on one of the most influential (and polarizing) figures in American history.
Speakers include The Rev. Dr. Maria Erling, Dr. Michael Birkner, Dr. Susan McArver, The Rev. Dr. Mark Oldenburg, The Rev. Dr. Nelson Strobert, Dr. Jill Titus, The Rt. Rev. Matthew Riegel, and The Rev. Stephen Herr.
Registration information:
$25 registration fee covers program and lunch at the Gettysburg College dining hall.
Online registration will open at www.LutheranHistoricalSociety.com in a few days.
Traditional mail registration can be sent to:
Pr. Stephen Herr
Christ Lutheran Church
44 Chambersburg Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Make check payable to the Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic
Questions…contact Stephen Herr, pastor@christgettysburg.org or 717-334-5212.
Agenda (subject to change):
9:00 a.m. — Welcome
9:10 a.m. — The Rev. Dr. Maria Erling — Schmucker’s Long Shadow
10:15 a.m. — Break
10:30 a.m. — Panel
Moderator: The Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin
▪ Dr. Susan McArver — “Your Aged Friend”: Samuel Schmucker, Ernest Hazelius, and the “Consequences of Controversy”
▪ The Rev. Dr. Mark Oldenburg — Some Surprising Aspects of Schmucker’s Opposition to Slavery
▪ The Rev. Dr. Nelson Strobert — Schmucker and Payne: Venerable Preceptors
11:45 — Lunch
1:00 p.m. — Dr. Michael Birkner — “Laying the Foundation of a Superior Education”: Samuel Simon Schmucker’s Pragmatic Vision and the Future of Gettysburg College
2:00 p.m. — Break
2:10 p.m. — Panel
Moderator: Dr. Teresa Smallwood
▪ Dr. Jill Titus — A New American Future: Hopes for Interracial Unity in the Civil Rights Years
▪ The Rt. Rev. Matthew Riegel — Fraternal Appeal: A Reappraisal
▪ The Rev. Stephen Herr — Schmucker and the Frankean Abolitionists
3:30 p.m. — Adjourn
This conference is co-sponsored by Gettysburg College, The Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic, The Civil Way Institute of Gettysburg College, and Christ Lutheran Church, Gettysburg.


February 24
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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