Trip to Trappe

Sun. Apr. 23, 2017 - 8:30am - 2:00pm
As part of our ongoing efforts to offer you special programming to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, we would like to invite you on Sunday, April 23, to a guided tour of three sites in Trappe, PA that are connected with Heinrich/Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, the founder of the Lutheran Church in America. We will depart by bus from Philadelphia at 8:30am and, under the expert guidance of Lisa Minardi, first visit the house where Pastor Muhlenberg lived with his family, and where a new exposition on his life and times just opened (in conjunction with the 300th Anniversary of the town of Trappe). We will then continue to the Speaker's House (pictured), the home of his son Friedrich/Frederick Muhlenberg, where Lisa Minardi is currently leading the project to restore the house and its garden to the condition they were in when the first Speaker of the Pennsylvania House lived there with this family. We will finish our tour at Augustus Lutheran Church, where the older Muhlenberg was the pastor after he arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742.   You might remember that a similar excursion took place in 2014, as part of the 250th Anniversary of the German Society. If you weren't able to join us then, you now get another chance, and I would also encourage those who have been to Trappe in the past to consider going again - the exhibition at the Muhlenberg House is an entirely new installation, and judging from the pictures, the progress at the Speaker's House over the last two years has been substantial and transformative.   There will be opportunity for a quick lunch before we head back to Philadelphia - hopefully in time for the concert at 3pm in the German Society's Auditorium, featuring the Wister Quartet with Marcantonio Barone, piano.   The cost of the tour will be $35 per person, and you can reserve your spot either by calling the office at 215-627-2332 or sending an email to Liesl Jandrey at Please make your reservation by Monday, April 17th.
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