Tallahassee Historical Society to Host “Historic Churches of Tallahassee” Panel

Tallahassee Historical Society to Host “Historic Churches of Tallahassee” Panel

On Thursday, Jan. 9, at its regular meeting, the Tallahassee Historical Society (THS) will hold a panel discussion on historic churches in the Tallahassee area. The THS regularly holds meetings featuring experts in history, culture, and more.

“The news of our planned panel discussion generated quite a bit of interest,” said THS President Bob Holladay. “It became obvious that there was some real interest in the topic of church history and how it melds into community history.”

According to the press release, the panel will include representatives from five historical churches: Trinity Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, and the Thomasville Road area historic black churches.

“Each of these churches represents something larger than themselves,” Holladay said.

The churches each have their own historical contexts. Trinity Methodist and First Presbyterian formed during the Second Great Awakening, and the Thomasville Road area historic black churches were founded after the Civil War, Holladay said.

The meeting will begin on Jan. 9 with a 6:30 p.m. reception, and programming will start at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Governor Martin House, located at 1001 Desoto Park Drive.

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