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