Mirror of the Martyrs

The Mirror of the Martyrs exhibit, based on illustrated martyr stories from the 1685 “Martyrs Mirror,” tells in fresh ways how martyrs past and present have witnessed to their faith under oppression and persecution.

The exhibit features eight of the original copper plates produced by Dutch artist Jan Luyken to illustrate the “Martyrs Mirror” and allows visitors to learn about Mennonite religious heritage and its application to people’s contemporary lives.

The award-winning exhibit was developed and produced at the Kauffman Museum in North Newton, Kan. Events surrounding the Bluffton exhibit are free and open to the public, with the exception of the fall theatre performance of "The Crucible."

sUNDAY, Oct. 1

Mirror of the Martyrs exhibit
Exhibit opening, 1-7 p.m.
displayed through Nov. 5, 2017
Grace Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center

Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat.-Sun. 1-5 p.m.

Readers Theatre
"I Have Not Forsaken the Word of God: Jacques d'Auchy's Confessional Struggle"
directed by Melissa Friesen
4 p.m. Ramseyer Auditorium, College Hall

sATURDAY, Oct. 7

Homecoming reception
10 a.m.-noon, Grace Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center

sUNDAY, Oct. 8

What Suffering Martyrs Teach Us About Christian Mission: Lessons from the Passau Songs of the Ausbund
by Gerald J. Mast
4 p.m., Kreider Room, Marbeck Center

sUNDAY, Oct. 15

Grace to You and Peace: Voices of the Martyrs
Wendy Chappel-Dick and the Anabaptist Singers
4 p.m., Yoder Recital Hall

Oct. 15-Nov. 5

The Ephrata Martyrs Mirror: A History Dramatic and Useful
Special collections exhibit, Carrie Phillips, curator
2-5 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
3-6 p.m., Sundays in Musselman Library

Sunday, Oct. 22

Great Day of Singing
Swiss Community Historical Society public hymn sing
4 p.m., Yoder Recital Hall

Monday, Oct. 23

Hiding in Plain Sight: Swiss Anabaptism in the Later 16th Century
by C. Arnold Snyder
7 p.m., Kreider Room, Marbeck Center

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Toleration in the Reformation: Historical Reflections for Today
Forum by C. Arnold Snyder
Forum, 11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall

Sunday, Oct. 29

History Dramatic and Useful: The 1748 Ephrata 'Martyrs Mirror'
by Carrie Phillips
4 p.m., Kreider Room, Marbeck Center

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Bearing Witness: Mary as our Guide
Spiritual Life Week Forum by Isaac Villegas
11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall

Nov. 2-5

"The Crucible" by Arthur Miller
Fall theatre performance, tickets required
Ramseyer Auditorium, College Hall

Friday, Nov. 3

The Nonviolent Word of God: How Anabaptists Live in the Bible
Friday Colloquium panel discussion with Gerald J. Mast, Walt Paquin, J. Denny Weaver and Jackie Wyse-Rhodes
4 p.m., Stutzman Lecture Hall, Centennial Hall

Sunday, Nov. 5

Music of the Martyrs: A Choral Tapestry
Directed by Mark Suderman and featuring organist Shirley Sprunger King performing “Singing at the Fire,” a three movement composition by Brent Weaver featuring stories from the Martyrs Mirror.
6:30 p.m., Yoder Recital Hall