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Early Churches in South Dakota at AME Church

  • 216 W 6th St Yankton, SD, 57078 United States (map)

On Saturday, June 29th at 2:00 pm, the AME Allen Chapel will be hosting a program that will address the importance of early churches in the history of South Dakota. A free-will offering is requested to help offset costs and refreshments will be available.

The program draws on the book “Early Churches in South Dakota” by Robert W. Sebesta, published in the summer of 2018 by the South Dakota Historical Society Press. The book features photographs and short histories of some churches from each decade from the 1870s to the 1920s, with additional photographs of the more than 650 churches built before 1930 in South Dakota.
Guest speakers will be Brad Tennant, professor of history at Presentation College in Aberdeen, and Liz Almlie, historic preservation specialist with the South Dakota State Historical Society. Tennant will focus on ethnic influences and early churches in South Dakota, while Almlie will discuss common church architecture as covered in her essay for “Early Churches in South Dakota.”

Later Event: June 30
Clay County Park and Trail