COLONIAL DAY 2019
Saturday, June 15
Even before the clean-up for the third annual Colonial
Day in 2018 had begun, our historic crafts people had
already begun to sign up for 2019. It turns out that
spending a beautiful day in the fresh air at the scenic and
historic Shrine grounds is as popular with vendors as it
has been with visitors. Make your own plan to join us:
SATURDAY, JUNE 15th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Blacksmiths, weavers, caners,
scrimshaw, muskets, period
music and more!
Historic buildings will be open
with costumed guides.
Grilled fish and chicken lunches
for sale by Strawbridge UMC.
Shrine featured in Baltimore Sun Article
Click on the link below to read a feature piece by Baltimore Sun Staff writer, Kevin E. Dayhoff.
Seven UM Heritage Sites that Every United Methodist Should See
A UMC.org Feature By Lilla Marigza
United Methodist church members can take pride in the people and places that connect us across the globe. In 2014, a virtual pilgrimage showed us Seven Sites every United Methodist should see. UMC.org readers followed up with their favorite Wesleyan wonders of the world. Pack your saddlebag. We now offer seven more spots that matter to all United Methodists.
(Click on the title above to read the article)
New Video about The Shrine
The Office of Communications of the United Methodist Church has just posted a new video about The Shrine and about Robert and Elizabeth's work in establishing Methodism in the new world.
Black History Month Video
The Methodist movement has always been one of inclusiveness. Wesley's first Class Meeting at the Foundry, Embry's first Class Meeting in NY and, of course, Robert Strawbridge's first Class Meeting in America - each of these groups included people of African descent. The United Methodist Church national office of Communications has produced a series of videos honoring Methodist inclusiveness. The video below highlights the story of Annie Sweitzer, a member of Strawbridge's first class.
"Strawbridge Cluster" Historic Site Dedicated
The General Commission on Archives & History has designated six locations in Strawbridge Country collectively as a Historic Site of the United Methodist Church. The newly designated "Strawbridge Cluster" includes the Log Meeting House site, Evans House, Poulson House, Stone Chapel, Bethel Church (now New Hope UMC-Bethel), and Henry Willis House. The site was officially dedicated at the 2014 Annual Meeting, with Bishop Marcus Matthews offering the blessing.
New By-Laws Approved!
At the Annual Meeting of the Strawbridge Shrine Association on October 4th, 2014 it was unanimously approved to update the Assocation's by-laws to reflect the current practices of The Shrine, in particular the definitions of officers and committees.
GCAH Grant Awarded
The Board of Officers and Directors is grateful to learn that the General Commission on Archives & History has awarded the Strawbridge Shrine a grant to assist in outfitting the Strawbridge House with period furnishings. Look for these new additions to start appearing soon!