‘Chapels and Churches’ lec­ture in New Paltz on Nov. 6

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

WHAT: Carol A. John­son lec­ture, “Chapels and Churches” WHEN: 4 p.m. Sun­day, Nov. 6

WHERE: New Paltz United Methodist Church, lo­cated at 1 Grove St., New Paltz

DE­TAILS: The New Paltz United Methodist Church will wel­come Carol A. John­son, Co­or­di­na­tor of the Hav­i­land-Hei­dgerd His­tor­i­cal Col­lec­tion at Elt­ing Me­mo­rial Li­brary, for a lec­ture, “Chapels and Churches,” the eleventh in the se­ries cel­e­brat­ing the church’s 230th An­niver­sary. It will fo­cus on early re­li­gion in the town­ship of New Paltz, which once in­cluded the Town of Lloyd and parts of the Towns of Eso­pus, Gar­diner, and Rosendale. She will cover the early churches to in­clude the area known as Pang Yang, which was set­tled by fol­low­ers of the Uni­ver­sal Friend, Jemima Wilk­er­son. In ad­di­tion, au­di­ence par­tic­i­pants will hear about the early French min­is­ters who served in the first stone church, the split in the Re­formed Church that caused the build­ing of the Owl Church in Lib­er­tyville, the build­ing of the sec­ond stone church and the present brick ed­i­fice. Along with in­for­ma­tion, at­ten­dees will see pho­to­graphs of some of the chapels which were lo­cated in the ham­lets in the vicin­ity, the Quaker neigh­bor­hood and churches that were once a part of New Paltz, but are now in other town­ships.

CONTACT: For more in­for­ma­tion, call Sharon at (845) 419-5063 or (845) 6258087.

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