HISTORICAL TIMELINE

1857   October 7, William Raws born in Australia
1886   February 17, William Raws’ conversion
1894   January 21, Addison Campbell Raws born
1897   September 25, Raws family arrived at KESWICK
            and founded the KESWICK Colony of Mercy
1910   September 18, death of William Raws
            December 1, upper lake completed
1919   September 5, offer by the Raws family and the Board of KESWICK
            Colony of Mercy to turn over the Colony property to the Victorious Life Testimony      
             to maintain the Colony and develop a conference center
1920   January 16, Prohibition
            March 16, agreement reached that the Victorious Life Council
            would take over the KESWICK Colony and develop the property
1921   May 28, first short Victorious Life Conference held at KESWICK
1924   August 23-September 1, First Annual Eastern Summer Conference at KESWICK
1931   First section of the Colony building completed - named as a memorial to
            Dora Raws in 1933
1933   December 5, Repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment (end of Prohibition)
1942   March 2, Raws Memorial Building destroyed by fire
1948   Raws Memorial Building reconstruction completed
1965   July 4, Saint Memorial Lodge dedicated
1967   February 2, merger of the three corporations forming America’s KESWICK
1970   April 24, death of Addison C. Raws
1970   May 9, William A. Raws named General Director
1977   April, Board authorized the conceptual plans of an Activity Center, 
            presented in November
1984   November 17, ground breaking for the Activity Center
1988   May 1, Roger Williams became Executive Director
1989   April 9, Dedicatory Rally in the Activity Center
1993   Spring, John Bryant appointed Executive Director
1997   January, William Welte accepted a call to become Executive Director
1997   September 25, KESWICK celebrated its 100th Anniversary
1999   October 1, Women of Character program was birthed 
2001   April 30, Higher Ground ministry was birthed
2001   November 5, New Creations ministry was birthed 
2002   Colony bathroom renovation completed
2003   May, Women'
 Ministry Building dedicated
2003   October 3, Colony Kids of Promise & On the Same Page ministries birthed
2004   Freedom Fighter email ministry begun
2004   October 4, KESWICK Institute of Biblical Studies
2004   December, publication of Real Victory for Real Life daily devotional
2005   June, Victory Call email ministry begun
2005   Renovation of Raws Auditorium
2006   Second printing of 
Real Victory for Real Life
2008   July 20, death of William A. Raws
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