Historic Church Tours
Newburgh Museum – 503 State Street
Sunday, July 19th at 1:30 and 2:30
The Newburgh Museum is excited to host a new event as a part of Newburgh Remembers. Settled in 1803, hear how growing families who would gather in individual homes to hold religious meetings, to the circuit rider on horse or foot to the first formal church group organizing in 1826 through the Newburgh United Methodist church. Zion United Church of Christ began as early as 1850 with citizen’s native to Germany or of German descent. Stained glass windows have survived for over a century. St. John the Baptist Church, a group of Catholic families met at the home of Henry Weiss in the little brick house at the corner of Jennings and Market in 1862. Mt. Olive Baptist church was organized in 1913.
You will hear members from each church tell about the development and history of these churches and how they survived during the Civil War era.
There will be two Historic Church Tour options. The first tour will begin at 1:30 with the second beginning at 2:30 from the Newburgh Museum where you will receive a map highlighting the four churches participating in the tour.
The ticket price for each tour will be $15. Each participant will receive a map noting time and location of the church presentation. At each location a member of that particular church will share their history. Each tour will end at The Refinery, formerly St. John the Baptist church.
1st Tour Option: Meet at Newburgh Museum, 503 State Street
1:15-1:30 Meet at Newburgh Museum for information and map
1:45pm Zion Church of Christ, 10 West 1st St.
2:30 pm Old Methodist Church/Riverwalk Condos, 101 East Jennings Street
3:10 pm Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 4377 S R 261
3:50 pm St. John the Baptist Catholic Church/The Refinery, 224 West Jennings Street
2nd Tour Option: Meet at Newburgh Museum, 503 State Street
2:15-2:30 Meet at Newburgh Museum for information and map
2:45 pm Zion Church of Christ, 10 West 1st St.
3:25 pm Old Methodist Church/Riverwalk Condos, 101 East Jennings Street
4:05 pm Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 4377 S R 261
4:45 pm St. John the Baptist Catholic Church/The Refinery, 224 West Jennings
Tickets can be purchased at the Newburgh Museum at 503 State Street, or by calling 812-853-5045.