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Amish Across America: Growth and Change Among a Traditional People
February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The New College of Florida’s Humanities Division hosts a lecture with Steven Nolt in coordination with their photographic exhibit Life In Pinecraft on view at the Carlisle Inn through February 23. Often presented as a stubbornly timeless people, the Amish are in fact a remarkably dynamic group. Doubling in population every twenty years, they now number nearly 375,000 and live in 34 states. This illustrated lecture introduces the Amish in broad strokes and in terms of several specific developments, including geographic expansion and economic diversification and concludes with observations on the possibilities for both neighborly cooperation and community tension as more Amish move to new places.
This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grant in partnership with New College of Florida. Support is also provided by the Mellon Foundation, DutchCrafters Amish Furniture, and the Carlisle Inn.
February 23 @ 7:00 pm -
February 23 @ 8:30 pm