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A History Old Union United Methodist Church

Old Union ChurchNether Providence Historical Society & Rose Valley Museum and Historical Society present

A History of Old Union United Methodist Church

Methodism, founded in England by John Wesley, arrived in America in 1771 with circuit riders who travelled from town to town, preaching in the open air. Methodist services in Nether Providence began with camp meetings at Hinkson’s Corner as early as 1804. Chartered in 1811, the Church as we see it today was constructed in 1835 when the original 1813 building was replaced. The cemetery predates the first structure. Soldiers of every war since the Revolution are buried there.

Join us in commemorating the long, rich heritage of Old Union as the Church turns the page on a new chapter in its history. Pastor Lori Wagner will talk about the history of Old Union and its cemetery. The Church will hold its last service on Sunday, June 17th.

Sunday, June 10th at 2 pm at Old Union Church

152 West Rose Valley Road, Wallingford

The program is free and open to the public.

Marquis de Lafayette – Founding Son of the American Revolution

Speaker Gene Pisasale will trace General Lafayette’s arrival in America from France at age 19 and his rise to fame as a trusted member of General Washington’s military staff and his participation in the Battle of Brandywine.

Local historian Gene Pisasale is a member of Chadds Ford Historical Society, American Friends of Lafayette and Friends of Brandywine Battlefield. A lifelong history buff, Pisasale is the author of Lafayette’s Gold – The Lost Brandywine Treasure, an historic novel.

The lecture will take place at the Helen Kate Furness Free Library on Sunday, November 20 at 2:00pm. On display will be two items from the Leiper House’s collection; Mrs. Thomas Leiper’s invitation to a ball held in Lafayette’s honor, and a copy of a letter written by a Leiper relative describing the lavish event.

For more information, visit the Society’s website or its Facebook page.

A Brief History of Nether Providence

Announcing…A Brief History of Nether Providence
A Brief History of Nether ProvidenceCompiled by Merv Harris and published by the Nether Providence Historical Society, the book traces the history of Nether Providence from its pre-colonial days, through its transition from farming community to suburb.

Join us for the book’s release on Monday, November 29th at 7:00 pm at the Helen Kate Furness Free Library.

Books will be available for purchase and Merv will be on hand to sign your copy.
If you can’t make it to the event, the books will be on sale at Furness Library and at Nether Providence Township Building.

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