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Historical society to offer lectures

A Day with Jerry Rushford
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Bethany Memorial Church
Bethany, WV 26032

You are invited to join the Disciples of Christ Historical Society for two lectures by historian Dr. Jerry Rushford, Director of the Jerry Rushford Center for Research on Churches of Christ and the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement, Pepperdine University.  For more about Dr. Rushford, see https://works.bepress.com/jerry_rushford/

Schedule of Events

9:30 am -10:30 am
Alexander Campbell in the Old Country
(The Historic Four-Month Journey in 1847)

After sailing to America in 1809, Alexander Campbell returned to the “Old Country” on just one occasion in 1847.  There were many high points on his journey like preaching to audiences of more than 2,000 and meeting many British church leaders.  There was also one surprising low point when Campbell was put in prison in Glasgow, Scotland.

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Break

11:00 am– 12:00 pm
Garfield & Gano: Brothers in Christ
(A Dual Biography of Two Civil War Generals)

James A. Garfield from Ohio and Richard Montgomery Gano from Kentucky fought on different sides in the Civil War.  However, these devout Christian men, who were only a year apart in age, had much in common including their profound admiration for Alexander Campbell and their love of Bethany College.

12:00 pm– 1:00 pm
Lunch. There are two lunch options in Bethany; the Benedum Commons and the deli in Chambers General Store.

Afternoon Options

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Visit the new home of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society and tour the Campbell Mansion

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join a tour of historic sites relating to Thomas and Alexander Campbell in the area near Bethany, WV and Washington, PA

Led by Dr. Arthur Keys and Dr. Larry Grimes

To register or for more information contact:

Shelley Jacobs, Archivist, Disciples of Christ Historical Society
Tel: 615-327-1444                   Email: dchs1941@gmail.com

Community Discussion