Thursday, September 15, 2011

Union Presbyterian Seminary Celebrating 200 years

Richmond Virginia's Union Presbyterian Seminary celebrates its 200th anniversary in a year long series of events beginning this fall.  Formerly known as the Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education (Union-PSCE), Union Presbyterian Seminary began in 1812 as the theological department at Hampden Sydney College in Farmville, moving to Richmond in 1898.

The Bicentennial events begin in September with a convocation at Hampden Sydney, followed by a 75 mile bike ride to the current Richmond campus. Highlights of the year-long celebration include community-wide worship services, educational events and lectures, reunion gatherings and a fundraising gala with an auction on the Richmond Campus in the newly designed Early Center.

Union Presbyterian Seminary now enrolls 220 students studying for Masters degrees in Christian Education, Divinity, and Theology, as well as a Doctor's degree in Philosophy.  The Seminary's 56 acre campus was gifted by Lewis Ginter, businessman and philanthropist, to entice the school to move to Richmond.

Richmond VA bed and breakfast Maury Place at Monument is located just two miles from the Seminary, making it the perfect lodging for visitors to the bicentennial celebration events!

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument