Saturday, January 22, 2011

I've Made History!

     Good morning from Applejack Lane.  I haven't posted in a while because I've been making history. Well, that is not exactly true.  It's been more like I have been  recording history-our church history, that is.
     For the last five years, I have been the historian of our church. Hebron, established in 1746, is one of the five oldest Presbyterian churches in Augusta County which at one time encompassed nine states that ran all the way to the Mississippi River.  The history of our county with all the English grants is quite an interesting and colorful one as well. 

      This is the third building erected on the property in 1901.  The second burned on Christmas Eve, 1900 following a wedding.  Someone left a fire unattended.

Our Rose Window...
 Colonial era re-enactors for our Cemetery Tour...

Back to the history...
     I am neither a writer or a historian, but I do the best that I can.  But it's printed and placed in our notebook in the jelly cabinet in our Session Room just waiting to be read or collect dust- whatever histories tend to do.  I have copies ready to be sent to the Columbia Theological Seminary Library in Decatur, Georgia to be added to the Presbyterian archives.  This project takes the better part of my spare time in January, and I am just tickled pink (did you hear that sigh?) that  it is done and reasonably accurate.  Now I can have a good day at Applejack Lane.

7 comments:

Johanna said...

Hi Joan,
thank you for your wonderful pink Saturday post. I love history and enjoyed your psot very much. How exiting to be the historian of such an important church. The church building look impressive and the rose window is gorgeous with the soft colors and the Holy Spirit in the middle. Your writing looks like a lot of work and I understand that you are happy, that this work is done.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Greetings, Johanna

Kathy said...

What a treat to be able to do this! I love a community's history - most especially a church history! we live in a small town with a lot of stories - fun to imagine the folks who lived here before us,
Happy Pink Saturday,
Kathy

Elaine said...

How great that you have the honored of keeping the history of the church in tact...The round church window is so very pretty

The Tablescaper said...

How neat to be the gathering of history for your church.

- The Tablescaper

KDinOK said...

This is so cool. I am terrible at history because I need visuals and you brought this to life for me. So amazing and such a neat treat to be a part of.

Leann said...

Hi Joan

I've been busy too - but not much to speak of. You on the other hand had a huge undertaking - congrats!

Love the beauty of the church!

Leann

dana said...

Happy belated PS on this post!! :) I LOVE history...how exciting that your church is so old! That's wonderful that you spend your time to compile the history of your church. I'm sure your members will enjoy reading it. The reenactment must've been a lot of fun, too!

I was just taking a shoveling break. We were HAMMERED in KC with alot of snow, then terrible winds and drifting....now extreme cold. We barely got part of our drive cleared so hubs could get to work. I have the rest to do today. Hi Ho!!

dana