The musical legacy of the Wartburg Castle will be the highlight of a special Keep on Learning community education class at Wartburg College Thursday, Oct. 29.

Mike Sherer will examine the significance of the castle’s Great Hall in music, art and poetry while discussing Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s art collection, Meistersinger competitions at the castle and Martin Luther’s translation of the Bible.

“I want the audience to gain a new or renewed appreciation for the significance of the Sister City ties between Waverly and Eisenach, and between the college and its namesake castle,” said Sherer, a Wartburg College alumnus. “Wartburg and Waverly are the perfect audience for a discussion like this one.”

Coffee will be served at 9 a.m., followed by the class from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the Heritage Room of Saemann Student Center. Parking is available near Saemann Student Center for those entering campus by Wartburg Boulevard. Registration is not required for the free course, but donations will be accepted.

The Keep on Learning series is sponsored by Waverly Health Center. The Wartburg Alumni & Parent Relations Office coordinates Keep on Learning with the assistance of a volunteer committee. For more information, call 319-352-8491, email or visit