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We are committed to preserving and promoting the history and heritage of the Town of Lovettsville and the surrounding area known as "The German Settlement". Displayed are various artifacts, photographs, documentation, household articles, tools, genealogy and other historical information pertaining to the local history within the Lovettsville Museum. Plan your next outing to visit the museum, attend our monthly events and lectures or arrange a group tour. The Lovettsville Historical Society offers research resources and assistance.

2015 Lecture Series

250 Years of New Jerusalem Lutheran Church and its Place in the Lovettsville Community

Sunday, November 8 at 2

As the final event in New Jerusalem Lutheran Church's 250th Anniversary celebration – and the concluding lecture in the Lovettsville Historical Society's 2015 Lecture Series -- a team from New Jerusalem will offer a public presentation on the church's history, emphasizing its role in the Lovettsville community over the years.

The presentation will consist of five parts:

Introduction: The founding of the congregation, originally known as the “Evangelical Lutheran Church at the Short Hill,” and its growth in the early years.

New Jerusalem during the Civil War period: Although having to go “underground” at time and hold secret prayer meetings, the church prospered and grew, while other churches were closing their doors.

The Depression Years and World War II: How Rev. and Mrs. Tobler guided the church and the community through the hardship of the Great Depression, and the national mobilization during the Second World War.

The 1940 plane crash near Lovettsville, and the role played by New Jerusalem members.

The Kretsinger Years: The ministry of the Rev. Michael Kretsinger and his active role in the Lovettsville community from 1954 to 1993.

The program will be held at the historic Saint James United Church of Christ in Lovettsville, at 2:00 in the afternoon. A reception will follow the presentations. 


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