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Celebrating a Life Well-Lived

On August 20, 2019, William (Bill) Hoke, longtime missionary to India, passed away at age 102. Two years ago, when he celebrated his 100th birthday, an excerpt from a short autobiography was reprinted in the Summer 2017 edition of “History Matters,” the Historical Society’s newsletter (originally from My Story, My...read more

Voices of Conscience Traveling Exhibit Comes to Pennsylvania

If you live in south central Pennsylvania, you have several opportunities in the coming months to see the traveling exhibit, “Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War”: April 13-June 22, 2018: Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA August 19-September 26, 2018: Landis Homes, Lancaster, PA (lmhs.org/voices-of-conscience) November 24, 2018-January 6, 2019:...read more

New Executive Director Appointed

Micah B. Brickner has been appointed executive director for the Brethren in Christ Historical Society. Board president Emerson Lesher announced the appointment at the Annual Heritage Service at the Ringgold Meetinghouse on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Micah replaces Glen Pierce, who will continue to serve as director of the Brethren...read more

Photo Friday

by Harriet Sider Bicksler This postcard is another item I recently found in the suitcase of old photos from my parents. It is addressed to my great-grandfather, John Sider, and dated November 1, 1910. There is nothing identifying the person on the horse, but I suppose it could be my...read more