Experience History at Brethren & Mennonite Heritage Center with Sam Funkhouser, Executive Director {Ep 80}

Episode 80,  Sep 21, 2022, 01:00 PM

Listen to how you can experience history in the Valley during a friendly, informative chat with laughs on all Brethren & Mennonite Heritage Center! Meet Sam their Executive Director a graduate of James Madison University and Princeton Theological Seminary. Hear his stories on how he makes his own low brass instruments and has simplified his life to reduce his own personal carbon footprint including hypermiling and making his own clothes!  Learn about the different branches of Brethren & Mennonites and the answer to question, “What is the difference between new order and older order Mennonites?” Learn about Anabaptist history and how the phrase was coined. Get deeper insight and historical background on the Brethren & Mennonite values: believer’s baptism; the peace tradition; community, commitment to living differently and their stance against slavery. Discover what you would experience on of their guided tours with live demonstration in their historical buildings. Get details about the new fall exhibit opening. Learn about their field trips for kids with experiential hands on learning that fulfills SOL requirements for Virginia History. Find out about their events like the annual Sing Me High Festival with music, food, kids activities and pie auction! Discover other events available including their Easter Sunrise Service in the woods in their amphitheater with an amazing view and more! Plus, don’t miss out on hearing all they ways you can volunteer even if you are not Brethren or Mennonite.  Enjoy!

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