Traditionally, the museum segeum in the old school in segnitz started the new museum season with a special exhibition. The theme this time is the reformation and evidence of evangelical piety.
Mayor marlene bauer reminded the numerous guests at the funeral that segnitz did not become protestant until 84 years after luther's theses were published. For this reason, this topic can also be taken up here somewhat late.
After the funeral, margarete klein-pfeuffer, who conceived the exhibition, introduced the topic. She explained that the focus was first on the reformation in segnitz and then on piety in the personal and family spheres.
Thus, on the basis of numerous exhibits of religious folk culture, the customs and practices of protestant life are traced and assigned to the various religious stages of life, such as baptism, confirmation, marriage, the last supper and death.
Numerous historical bibles, hymnbooks, pictures and objects from everyday evangelical life fill the display cases and walls. The topics of advent, christmas and pietism are also dealt with.
In a dialogue, segnitz pastor matthias wagner and hildegard mark of the kolping family marktbreit exchanged memories and experiences with faith from the perspective of the protestant and catholic confessions. The deputy district administrator robert finster and father franziskus bull of the munsterschwarzach monastery praised in their speeches the work on this topic by the segnitz museum and emphasized the open-minded cooperation between the two confessions.
The reformation and counter-reformation put many people in need of decisions and consciences, to change their denomination, to change their previous life or to adapt to local conditions.
The exhibition "freedom in faith" first shows the difficult way to achieve and maintain freedom in faith, using the example of segnitz.
It was here that, since the end of the 16th century. Special and lasting events of the twentieth century with exciting occurrences in the introduction and in the preservation of the evangelical faith. Segnitz became protestant in 1601. The new doctrine then had to assert itself for centuries between two different-denominational village lords, the catholic barons zobel and the protestant margraves of ansbach.