The Illinois Mennonite Museum will hold an illustrated presentation by Professor Lauren Friesen on “The Dutch Golden Age: Mennonite to the Core” on March 28 at 10 a.m. 

The Dutch Golden Age was an era when the visual arts, medicine, business, education, poetry, theatre, theology and publication all flourished, with Mennonites deeply engaged in these.  An illustrated presentation will cover the basic contours of the Mennonite involvement.  The Rembrandt circle (painting), Nicolas Bidloo (medicine), Joost von den Vondel (drama) and the Mennonite founder of the Dutch Golden Age, Carel van Mander, will receive special attention.

The Illinois Mennonite Museum is located at 675 State Route 116, west of Metamora. There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering will be taken to cover expenses.  Lunch will be provided.