August 27, 1944.  The Greenlake Conference Center, the American Baptist Assembly was dedicated at Greenlake, WI. This area around Green Lake, the deepest lake in Wisconsin, has been considered holy land since the Winnebago Indians camped there, believing the Water Spirit lived in Green Lake.  In the mid-1840s Chris Briswold and his family constructed a Log Cabin there. It still stands in the back of the property. When you see the size of this one room cabin, you wonder how Chris, his wife, and five children could ever exist in such a small area!  The conference center became a key meeting place for great Baptist leaders. Many missionary conferences were also held there.  Recently, the missionary artifacts from Greenlake were transferred to the ABHS archives. Pictured here is a pulpit chair from Thailand.

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