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'Historic Houses of Worship' tour Aug. 23

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[August 11, 2008]  The Lincoln Historic Homes and Buildings Commission will host a "Historic Houses of Worship" tour on Aug. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m., in conjunction with the Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival.

HardwareIn our community we have many churches with storied histories going back to the days of Abraham Lincoln in Postville. In a world where few people traveled outside the parish or county lines, Sunday services were a major community event, providing invaluable community information in addition to spiritual guidance.

Today's neighborhood churches continue to touch the lives of people in many ways. Churches have been the homes to our celebrations of the baptism of our children; in them we have rejoiced with newlyweds and have said goodbye to loved ones. Many of us over the years have used these houses of worship for Scout troop meetings or for concerts or recitals. All of us have walked by these magnificent structures countless times and have come to love the beauty and dignity of the buildings.

Nine of these historic churches will be open to share the inner beauty of the buildings as well as the stories of their congregations.

Tickets are $5, available in advance at the Lincoln Public Library, or they can be purchased the day of the tour at Lincoln Christian Church, 204 N. McLean St., and First United Methodist Church, 302 Broadway St.

The Lincoln Historic Homes and Buildings Commission was started by Mayor Elizabeth Davis-Kavelman to protect, preserve and raise awareness of our historic and beautiful structures. The commission sponsors a home tour every two years in conjunction with the Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival and hopes to have additional church tours to tell the stories of more of our historic churches in the years to come.

[Text from file received from Judy Conzo]





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