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Second Tuesdays Programs

  • The DeKoven Center 600 21st St., Racine, WI USA (map)

The DeKoven Center’s popular Second Tuesdays series returns this year, with a fresh, new approach.  

As always, this series of free, public programs aims to inspire reflection and meditation, and is open to people of all faiths and interests. This time around, we’ve expanded the focus to offer a broader range of subject matter.

The first of this year’s Second Tuesdays programs was offered in October and explored the history of the places surrounding The DeKoven Center back in the 1800s. Our second program, in December, will address a spiritual topic, and the third program, scheduled in spring of 2019, will have an educational focus.  

All Second Tuesdays programs are held in Taylor Hall and run from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Tuesday of specific months. Each session begins with time for coffee and conversation at 10 a.m., followed by the program at 10:30 a.m.

The rest of the 2018/2019 programs are scheduled as follows:

  • 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 11 - "And What Happened Before That?: A Journey to the Origins of Contemporary Christmas Iconage," with Rev. Angie Buchanan

Whimsical elves, a jolly man in a red suit, holly wreaths, flying reindeer and decorated evergreens that glitter in the darkness. What do these and other beloved symbols have to do with Christmas and the birth of Jesus? And how did the two become intertwined? Join us for a wonder-full journey to a land long ago, when the people of the earth watched the skies and huddled together for warmth and survival, telling stories and waiting for the long dark nights to end.

Rev. Buchanan, of Earth Traditions Church, returns to DeKoven to share stories and lore about the pre-Christian traditions of the indigenous peoples of Europe.  

  • 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Please check back here soon for further details about these programs. More information is also available at 

Earlier Event: November 30
Advent Retreat
Later Event: December 24
Comfort & Joy Retreat