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Annual Meeting Programs 1921 to present

Pennsylvania State Senate Honors
Schwenkfelder Annual Day of Remembrance (Gedächtnistag)
September 24, 2014

About Us/Background of The Exile Herald
The Exile Herald was an early publication (April 29, 1921 to January 1954)
of the Exile Society which contained scholarly papers presented at their meetings

About Us/Table of Contents for The Exile Herald
Links to PDF copies of The Exile Herald

Projects/Genealogical Record
You can now complete on-line and print out a
Schwenkfelder Families Genealogical Record Supplement sheet

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The primary objectives of this Society are:

· The preservation of the history of the Schwenkfeldian religious exiles and their descendants in America.
· The promotion of social interaction among its members.

The Society of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles is not officially affiliated with the Schwenkfelder denomination, a religious body with four churches in Pennsylvania located in Philadelphia, East Norriton, Worcester, and Palm, although some Society members are also active members of the Schwenkfelder denomination.  The Society does, however, work with the denomination and the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, 105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg, PA 18073, in its efforts to preserve the Schwenkfelder beliefs and history.

Become a member!  Download our Exile Society Membership Form.

Schwenkfeldian Exile Society | 105 Seminary Street | Pennsburg, PA 18073
Phone:  215-679-3103 | Fax:  215-679-8175 | Email:  exile@schwenkfelder.org

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2023 Exile Society Annual Fall Meeting & Presentation

Sunday, October 2023 (TBD)
2:00 p.m. – Annual Fall Meeting
2:30 p.m. – TBD
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, 105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg, PA

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OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST TO SCHWENKFELDER DESCENDANTS

Annual Salford Pilgrimage

6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 4, 2023
Salford Schwenkfelder Meetinghouse, Fretz Road, Lower Salford Township, PA

Gedächtnistag (Annual Day of Remembrance)

3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 24, 2023
TBD

This traditional service of Thanksgiving is the oldest continuous celebration of thanks in the United States.
It commemorates the arrival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 13, 1734,
of some 180 Schwenkfelder immigrants fleeing persecution in their native homelands of Silesia, Germany.
Upon arrival, they paused to give thanks to God for the safe arrival to a place where they would find freedom
to practice their faith as they pleased.  Every year since, the Schwenkfelders gather to remember
their faith and reflect upon their struggles and opportunities.
Following the service, the day concludes with a traditional meal of bread, butter,
apple butter, and water – a reminder of that very first gathering in 1734.

PAST EVENTS

Annual Salford Pilgrimage

6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 5, 2022
Salford Schwenkfelder Meetinghouse, Fretz Road, Lower Salford Township, PA

Gedächtnistag (Annual Day of Remembrance)

3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 25, 2022
Schwenkfelder Missionary Church, 25 Tulpehocken Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144

2022 Exile Society Annual Fall Meeting & Presentation

Sunday, October 30, 2022
2:00 p.m. – Annual Fall Meeting
2:30 p.m. – Historian Craig Bird spoke on John F. Hartranft’s Masonic Connections
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, 105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg, PA

2 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Are Copys of Adolf Pannash Painting available for purchas? My Grandfather X6TH came over on that ship in 1737.

    Michael Beckel (Tobias Bockell)

    • Copies of the Pannash print, “The Landing of the Schwenckfelders from the St. Andrew” (shown under above tab: Schwenkfelders in Pennsylvania) are available through the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center (www.schwenkfelder.com or call 215-679-3103) for a cost of $3.00 + PA tax $0.18 (if PA resident) + $1.50 S/H per print.

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