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The Singing Evangelist

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Category: Exhibit
Start date: 13 Apr 2018 09:00 AM
End date: 15 Jun 2018 04:30 PM
Street / Location: Denkmann Memorial Building, Augustana College
City / town: Rock Island
Country: Illinois, USA
Organizer: Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center
Name: Lisa Huntsha
Phone: 309-794-7496
Homepage: http://www.augustana.edu/swenson

The exhibit "Elsie Ahlwn Sundeen: The Singing Evangelist" takes a look at Elsie Ahlwn Sundeen's life and work. It includes advertising cards and pamphlets, correspondence, and music.

Elsie Rebecca Ahlwn Sundeen was an evangelist, musician and composer. Born in Sweden in 1905, she received training at rebro Mission College before migrating to the United States around 1925. She was an active evangelist and traveled widely preaching and singing to various churches and groups.

Elsie married Daniel A. Sundeen in 1935 in Manchester, New Hampshire, and had two sons. Elsie and Daniel founded a church in New Hampshire, Raymond Community Bible Club (now Raymond Baptist Church), which first met in the showroom of his lumber and building supply company. After Daniel died in 1962 and Elsie continued her ministry with renewed efforts until her death in Grand Rapids, Michigan on January 6, 1986.

The center is located in the Denkmann Memorial Building, first floor. Hours are 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. weekdays.