Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Schwenkfelder Library

  • Pennsburg, PA
  • www.schwenkfelder.com

Mission Statement

The mission of the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret books, manuscripts and artifacts related to the Schwenkfelders, the people of southeastern Pennsylvania in general and the Perkiomen Valley in particular. Adopted March, 2002.

Main Programs

  1. Exhibits
  2. Educational Programs
  3. Research Library
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Heritage Center preserves the heritage of the Schwenkfelders found throughout the United States and also the Heritage of the local community along the Perkiomen Valley in Southeastern Pennsylvania

ruling year

1955

Executive Director

Self-reported

Rev. David Luz

Keywords

Self-reported

Schwenkfelder, heritage, genealogy, local history, radical reformation, exhibition, museum, archive, pennsylvania, perkiomen valley, religion, southeast Pennsylvania

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EIN

23-1465643

 Number

3396540897

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center preserves and interprets the Schwenkfelder story and an authentic Pennsylvania German story to thousands of visitors from throughout the United States and other countries every year. Through permanent and changing exhibits, educational programs for children and adults, internet presence, and operation of a research library/archives, vistors are inspired and engaged.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Exhibits

Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center programs include exhibitions - a permanent Schwenkfelder Heritage Gallery and three additional galleries with changing exhibits.

Category

Museums

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

None

Budget

$0.00

Program 2

Educational Programs

Our Educational Programs reach out to children and adults and include programs for home school audiences, monthly lectures for adults, special community programs addressing topics of historical and a heritage nature

Category

None

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

None

Budget

Program 3

Research Library

The Heritage Center maintains a research library and archive for genealogical and local history.

Category

Genealogy

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Heritage Center preserves the heritage of the Schwenkfelders found throughout the United States and also the Heritage of the local community along the Perkiomen Valley in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Social Media

Blog

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Financials

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SCHWENKFELDER LIBRARY & HERITAGE CENTER
Fiscal year: Apr 01-Mar 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Schwenkfelder Library

Leadership

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Executive Director

Rev. David Luz

BIO

Rev. David W. Luz is an ordained Schwenkfelder Pastor, growing up in one Schwenkfelder Church and serving two other Schwenkfelder Churches in the positions of Assistant Pastor and as Pastor. He holds a BS in Music Education from Mansfield University; M Div, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Theological Seminary). He is co-owner of Fins, Feathers, Paws & Claws - a Pet shop he founded with a partner in 1986. He has served as Executive Director of the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center since 1997 and in that time has attended the Collections Care Training Program of the Middle Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM), Winterthur and University of Delaware. He also Attended the Jeckyl Island Management Institute of the Southeast Museum Conference. He recently attended the Institute for Cultural Entrepreneurship for Museum Leaders (ICA) at the Cooperstown Graduate Program, Cooperstown, NY

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Gerald Heebner

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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