Monday, September 29, 2014

1888-1924: Missionaries to China from Princeville

It has been a few months since I posted a blog.  The absence of blogging is not because there isn’t anything to report, just the opposite.  In the past few months, the museum staff and volunteers have been resetting museum displays in all the buildings, leading school groups for field trips, renting out the museum meeting room and successfully hosting Heritage Harvest.  We are not slowing down, there are some exciting programs booked this fall in addition to the monthly community coffees, tractor group meetings and our evening work groups.

On Tuesday, October 14, Art Allen will be here to promote the book “Zeal to Educate Women” which was written by his wife, Nancy.  Many of you may recall Art and Nancy’s visit in 2010 years ago which was featured in the local newspaper (see photo above).  Nancy had been researching her relatives, the Peters sisters who were missionaries to China from 1888 to the 1924.  Alice, Mary and Sarah Peters were all Princeville residents who championed change in China via the Methodist Episcopal Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society (WFMS). 

Nancy’s extensive research resulted in her authoring the book “Zeal to Educate Women” which was published in 2013 by Tingley Road Publishing.  Please join us for the program on Tuesday, October 14, at 6:30 pm in the meeting room at the Princeville Heritage Museum.  Reverend Art Allen will here to share the legacy of these remarkable women.  This is a public event and you need not be a member of the museum to attend.  The books are available for purchase in the museum’s gift center.