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Dedication of the Augustana Museum of the Lutheran Archives Center

Dedication of the Augustana Museum

The Augustana Institute & Museum
of the Lutheran Archives Center

Dedication of the Augustana Museum

Saturday, June 25, 2016 | 5:30 pm
The Brossman Center at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
Exhibition Room, Third Floor | 7301 Germantown Avenue | Philadelphia, PA 19119

Dedication of the Augustana Museum and Presentation of the Augsburg Confession is scheduled at the Lutheran Archives Center, The Brossman Center, on the campus of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The dedication will include a short service with Officiant the Rt. Rev. Dr. Jonas Jonson, Bishop Emeritus, Strängnäs stift Church of Sweden, a Gospel reading by the Rev. Dr. L. George Detweiler, Treasurer, Lutheran Archives Center, along with a hymn verse and the Benediction will be in Swedish to honor the Augustana pioneers and their more than 200 congregations and institutions in the Northeast. The dedication service will begin at 5:45 pm, and admission is free and open to the public.

The Augustana Museum is part of the Augustana Institute, which grew out of a 2009 Swedish Festival at First Lutheran Church in Brockton, MA, when a campaign was launched to establish an “Augustana Room” at the Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia. Growing interest and support for the Augustana tradition in the East has now matured into an Augustana Institute and Museum. The museum was created to exhibit materials from the archives of Upsala College, some 80 archival boxes of records from the Augustana New York and New England Conferences, and holdings of the Swedish Colonial Society and its world-renowned collections of genealogical materials related to the first Swedish and Finnish settlers in the 17th Century Delaware Valley. As an affiliated organization of the Lutheran Archives Center it manages an extensive and growing archives, a museum displaying significant items from Augustana congregations, personalities, institutions, and authors. It has sponsored lectures and forums and hopes to encourage exchanges of Swedish and American pastors and students.

Following the dedication, admission to the Augustana Museum is by appointment only. For more information about the Institute or how to visit us, contact The Rev. Dr. Kim-Eric Williams, Curator of The Augustana Institute at Lutheran Archives Center, 7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119-1794 or the Archives website, www.lacphila.org.

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