Drew University Library
is proud to announce the opening of

“Land of the Morning Calm”
Drew Theological Seminary and Early Christian Missions to Korea

Methodist Center Lobby
September 27, 2012 – January 31, 2013
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Drew University Library exhibit “Land of the Morning Calm”: Drew Theological Seminary and Early Methodist Missions to Korea examines the origins of Korean Methodism and the historic links between Drew Theological School and American missionary presence in Korea. The exhibit highlights the Henry and Ella Appenzeller family and brings attention to five lesser known Drew graduates and their families between 1885 and 1920. Attention is also given to the origins of Western medical and educational work in Korea.

Materials for the exhibit have been drawn from several collections including: Chung Dong First Methodist Church in Seoul, Korea, the Drew University Archives, Drew Methodist Library and the General Commission on Archives and History for The United Methodist Church. Historical items include manuscript journals, denominational records, photographs, ephemera, and film footage documenting the lives and work of Drew Alumni during the initial years of Methodist missionary outreach to Korea.

The exhibit is housed at the United Methodist Archives and History Center on the campus at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. The free exhibit runs from September 27, 2012, to January 31, 2013, and is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For questions please contact Christopher Anderson, Director of the Methodist Library and Coordinator of Special Collections at Drew University. He can be reached by phone (973) 408-3910 or by email cjanders@drew.edu.