On Saturday afternoon, July 3, 2010 participants in the COV&R Conference will have the opportunity for two different excursions.
They may tour the Menno-Hof, a non-profit information center located in Shipshewana, Indiana, that teaches visitors about the faith and life of Amish and Mennonites. North-central Indiana is home to one of the world’s largest Anabaptist communities. Menno-Hof’s multi-image presentations, historical environments, and colorful displays take visitors on a fascinating journey inside the unique world of the Mennonites and Amish.
Named after Chief Shipshewana of the Potawatomi Indians, Shipshewana is home to the “plain people”: Mennonite and Amish. Agriculture is the main business. The town is less than one square mile in size, with a population of approximately 536. Though small, Shipshewana attracts over half a million visitors each year.
Notre Dame Campus Tour
A free, guided walking tour of the campus of Notre Dame, starting from the Eck Visitors’ Center, will also be available to COV&R Conference participants. Located on 1,250 acres containing two lakes, walking trails, and 138 buildings, the University of Notre Dame is famous for the beauty of its wooded campus. Next to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart stands the 130-year-old, recently renovated Main Building, topped with its legendary Golden Dome. Across from the football stadium can be seen the 14-storey Hesburgh Library and its 132-feet-high mural depicting Christ the Teacher. These three structures—the Basilica, the Main Building, and the Hesburgh Library—are among the most widely recognized university landmarks in the world.
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