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When:
September 16, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
2017-09-16T14:30:00-04:00
2017-09-16T15:30:00-04:00
Where:
Kirkwood Library
6000 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE 19808
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kirkwood Library
302-995-7663

Program Description

The Old Order Amish are a deeply religious community who trace their ancestry to the Anabaptists of the post-Reformation. Today the Amish are a distinctive group, but one hundred years ago, they would have been much less visible and more like other farmers. In this program, Thomas Gallagher explores many aspects of Amish life. He begins with their unique interpretation of Christianity, their agricultural background, and their avoidance of much of the mechanization which marks modern-day farming. The lecture examines their home and family, their church, and their broader community, and how Amish beliefs influence their idiosyncratic lifestyle.