Exhibition "Candace"

Exhibition: Candace in Ludwig-Harms House
Harmsstraße 2
29320 Hermannsburg
Tel. 05052/69-220

Opening times:
Tuesday to Friday 2 pm to 5 pm and
by prior arrangement

In the middle of the last century, some young men approach-ed the Hermannsburg theologian and preacher, Ludwig Harms, with the intention of training for theological service. As they did not have the necessary school qualifications, Ludwig Harms, without further ado, founded a training college. The first students arrived in 1849; and in 1854, eight of them started their missionary service in Africa. In order that they could travel there, Ludwig Harms had a ship built: the Candace, named after the Ethiopian queen who is mention-ed in the history of the Apostles in the Bible.

In the meantime, the small mission centre has developed into the Evangelisch-Lutherische Mission. The Mission´s exhibition in the Ludwig Harms House was completely renewed in 1999 in time for the 150th anniversary of the Mission. It presents a short historical introduction, which centres on the ship Candace. Further topical themes from partner countries in Africa, Latin America and Southern India are depicted in premises covering 300 m2. Visitors are introduced to projects of the ELM worldwide. The guests are able to try out and experience for themselves, besides walking around the exhibition.

In a further area are alternating exhibitions relevant to the work of the Mission. Topical projects are presented, reflecting the church´s work worldwide. Visitors can also admire works of art from other countries.

The Mission welcomes enquiries about cultural events in conjunction with the exhibition.