Does the Congregational History Have a History?

Anyone who has attended a Christian church has probably encountered the “congregational history.” But does this form of Christian commemoration have a history?


Sacred Subjects: Remembering Religion at the Ephrata Cloister

As readers of this blog know, I contributed an essay to a forthcoming book on commemoration, to be published Rowman & Littlefield for the American Association for State and Local History. The editor has pitched the book as a practical, how-to guide for would-be practitioners. It is not an academic text. Rather, it’s intended for publicContinue reading “Sacred Subjects: Remembering Religion at the Ephrata Cloister”

The AASLH Guide to Commemoration: Coming Soon!

I’m so honored to have been asked to contribute a chapter to the forthcoming book Commemoration: The American Association for State and Local History Guide, edited by my dissertation advisor Seth C. Bruggeman. I’ve just learned that the book will be available in October 2017. Check out this page for more info. I’ll be posting moreContinue reading “The AASLH Guide to Commemoration: Coming Soon!”