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Charles and Joy Sheffey: Medical Missionaries to the Belgian Congo

Divinity School Library, 409 Prospect Street

This exhibit at the Divinity Library provides a glimpse into the life and work of Charles and Joy Sheffey, American Methodist medical missionaries who served in Wembo Nyama, Belgian Congo between 1922 and 1946. Letters and writings of the Sheffeys record their reactions to the African culture and environment they encountered in the Congo. The collection is notable for a large number of artifacts including a messenger drum, musical instruments, woven textiles and handicrafts, jewelry, and a “witch doctor’s magical gourd.”

The exhibit runs until September. For directions and hours, visit the Divinity Library's web site.