History… the story of humankind
EMU is a Christian liberal arts college dedicated to Mennonite values of peacebuilding and service. We study history from a global viewpoint, one that highlights our need for one another. Study history with us, and we’ll analyze the human experience through a peace and justice lens.
History In Our Backyard
History professor Mary Sprunger joined many others, including this group from EMU, during the annual Blacks Run cleanup.
Picture (left to right): Will Stanley, Carlos Garcia, Nancy Heisey, Andrea Yoder, Kathleen Cooper, Erin Beidler, Courtney Pullen, Rebekah Nolt, Andrea & Henry Saner, and Mary Sprunger
Our campus is only two hours from both Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital, and Richmond, the Confederate capital. We’re also close to many other historic sites in history-rich Virginia, including the unique Museum of American Frontier Culture in nearby Staunton, many Civil War battlefields, and the National Park Service’s historic Sklyine Drive.
- September 11th, 2017
Eastern Mennonite University’s first century of “Serving, Leading, Transforming” is the focus of two 5-week courses offered through James Madison University’s Lifelong Learning Institute. The classes will meet from 9:30-11:30 … read more
‘An Experiment Like No Other’: Centennial historian Donald B. Kraybill reflects on six years of researchSeptember 6th, 2017
In 2011, esteemed author Donald B. Kraybill ’67 was commissioned to write a fresh history of Eastern Mennonite University. “We couldn’t imagine a better person to undertake this project,” said … read more