South Worthington Conwell Sunday

Please join us at the South Worthington Historic Church this Sunday 8/18 from 2:00-3:00 for our traditional Conwell Sunday (aka South Worthington Sunday) gathering!

This year, we are especially pleased to have historian Dennis Picard who will share with us a living history presentation entitled “Run Away from His Master: A Journey on the Underground Railroad.”

As some of you know, South Worthington was the site of significant abolitionist fervor. It is rumored that Martin Conwell, one of the founders of this church and father of Russell Conwell, met with John Brown and possibly even Frederick Douglass…and that the Conwell home was a stop on the Underground Railroad. [John Brown lived and worked in Springfield, MA for a time and Frederick Douglass did visit him there.]

This gathering is free. David James and Lynelle James will play a bit of music for us and we will share refreshments afterwards. Then sashay across the road to enjoy the final 7Rs concert of the season!

If you haven’t seen this beautiful church on the inside, it is quite a treat.

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