To Benefit Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club
Imagine stepping foot into a church, which was built shortly after the Civil War and hearing it’s story, as you walk through the sanctuary.
You’d hear stories of how its first members included several churchwomen, who had fled from Charleston and Savannah during the war or how church’s property was purchased for just $100 in 1867.
Well, you don’t truly have to imagine because you can walk the floors of this church and several other historic sites this April for Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club’s If These Walls Could Talk Historic Greene County Tour.
The event, April 28 from 10 AM – 4 PM, will feature 18 homes, churches and historical sites in Greene County.
As you discover the rich history in our county through local homes, you’ll be able to make a positive impact for change for our Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club youth.
Tickets are $25 for the tour and $35 for the tour and lunch provided by Café 44. Tickets can be purchased online at www.petenancebgc.org.
One of the churches on the tour this year is The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, which is celebrating its 150th birthday. And, did in fact, form shortly after the Civil War with several of its members being individuals who fled areas of conflict.
The building itself is a gorgeous piece of Carpenter Gothic architecture, featuring the unusual curved roof and intricate beam-work of that style. The original oil chandeliers remain in place, now wired for electricity. And this beautiful piece of Greene County history is just one of the many places you can visit on the If These Walls Could Talk tour.
Tickets for this event are on sale now!
Don’t miss this lovely opportunity to give back locally to our youth and learn a great deal of history at the same time.
To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit www.petenancebgc.org and click “If These Walls Could Talk.”