Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Coming in October for “Last Monday” at Versailles Area Museum

“Last Monday” for October will be at the museum with another interesting afternoon when we host friends of one of our Board Members, Jim Kelch. Cheryl & Gordon Dennlinger have been friends with the Kelch’s for some 25 years and will be our guests along with presenters Gerald Flora, Steven Garber, and Anthony Miller who will share with us the history of their faith and answer your questions about the Old German Baptist Brethren religion.

This sect is often confused with the Amish, Old Order, and Old Baptist, even sometimes called Dunkard because of their style of Baptism. Our guests will help us understand the history of their faith from its early days in Pennsylvania to the present day local Ohio churches.

Perhaps you wonder about the dress you see or are buggies still driven by some and yet others drive cars? Do these folks all have cell phones and electricity? Perhaps you wonder about education and where they work? You may feel free to ask all of these questions.

They will also be sharing information about a BIG upcoming event happening in our neighborhood in 2018.

On a historic note; the North Star community will be most interested in is that North Star was once home to an Old Order Church! What brought this group to Darke County and how many variations of this group still call Darke County their home?

Please plan to join us October 30th at 1:00 p.m. for a great program. The Museum will be open at 12:30 for those who wish to tour as well as after the program. Come early as we are anticipating a large crowd. What a wonderful way to spend one of the last fleeting days of the autumn season.

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