As part of its ongoing We From Upstreet (WEFUS) Transfer Centennial initiatives, WEFUS will host a lecture on “The History of the Lutheran Church and the Legacy of the Benjamin Family,” who were members of the Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church (FELC). Brittany A. Brin will give a presentation on the history of FELC, one of the oldest churches in the western hemisphere, founded in 1666.
Brin was a panelist at the “People and Personalities Lecture” held in October of 2016, as part of the centennial celebration and the 350th anniversary of the Lutheran Church. She is the great-great-great grand-daughter of Amos R. Benjamin, who played an instrumental role in the Lutheran ministry in the Virgin Islands. Brin will provide information about her lineage and how her family continues to uphold the legacy of Amos R. Benjamin.
For those who missed her presentation at the Lutheran Church, this is another opportunity to see her. Ancestry exhibitions will also be on display on the Benjamin, Adams, Finch and Blyden families.
The event will be held at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at J. Antonio Jarvis House Museum & Cultural Center (located on Pollyberg heading east, the two-story gray building as you pass the gas station).
Admission is free. Drinks will be on sale. For more information, call 690-3242.