On October 18-20, 2018 the Adventist Youth Ministries Museum held the first Youth Heritage Celebration symposium in Battle Creek, Michigan with the theme “Lest We Forget”. AYMM friends from around the world came to experience this special event. Tours in Battle Creek were planned for Thursday before the evening presentation by Vandeon Griffin, Associate Youth/Young Adult Director for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.

Friday, October 19, started with a devotion by Armando Miranda, North American Division Associate Youth Director, followed by seven special seminars. After lunch, more tours were conducted. The evening presentation was made by Dr. Merlin Burt, from the Ellen G. White Estate at Andrews University.

Sabbath, October 20, services were held at the Battle Creek Tabernacle. During Sabbath School, Andres Peralta, General Conference Associate Youth Director gave a special report followed by the lesson study presented by Gary Swanson, former General Conference Sabbath School Director.

The afternoon was filled with tours to the Oak Hill Cemetery, the Historic Adventist Village, the AYMM displays in the Red Barn along with an outreach activity. Following supper, the evening program was presented by Cindy Tutsch, former associate at the White Estate. To close the meeting Leo Ranzolin and Terry Dodge shared future plans for the AYM Museum.