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Bus Trip AME Zion Church in Mount Holly Springs

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Inside the Church

In the Spring of 2016, Greater Carlisle Heart & Soul collected stories from members of the Greater Carlisle community to understand what we value and would hate to lose in our community. From Mount Holly Springs we learned of an historical gem, forgotten by time but not by members of the surrounding community. The Mt. Tabor African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church was established c.1870 and served the African American community for 100 years, and the cemetery holds the remains of seven United States Colored Troops. This little log cabin church ties together the history of Mount Holly Springs, the Underground Railroad, African American history, church history and Cumberland County’s history.

We will spend an hour at the site hearing the history of the Church and families who worshiped there. As the site is under active preservation we will not be going inside the church due to safety concerns, but we will be allowed to walk the grounds of the church and cemetery. Afterwards we will have lunch at the Holly Inn (on your own.) We will leave from the Two Mile House, 1189 Walnut Bottom RD, Carlisle, at 10:30 a.m.

$15 per person charge for the bus with a limit of 14 people and a $5 per person charge if they drive with a limit of 5 cars.

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Details

Date:
May 18
Time:
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Organizer

Lynda Mann
Phone:
717-249-7610
Email:
lmann@historicalsociety.com

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