100 Years in White: Architecture of the First Congregational Church

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100 Years in White: Architecture of the First Congregational Church

 

100 Years in White: Architecture of the First Congregational Church 

What do shirt collars and the current building of the First Congregational Church have in common?  How did Williams College create the circumstances making it necessary to redesign our building?  Some of this information is common knowledge in Williamstown, but you may be surprised by some information that has newly been connected to this story.  Moira Jones ties new information with the old in this exhibit to tell the whole story of why the 1869 Neo-Romanesque building was renovated before its 50th birthday.

Exhibit curator, Moira Jones, is Moderator of the First Congregational Church (for more information on what a “Moderator” is, visit FirstChurchWilliamstown.org).  A native of California, who was born in a town which celebrated its bicentennial the year after our nation, Moira has lived in Williamstown, and been interested in our community history for more than 30 years.  She is indebted to the research of Carl A. Westerdahl (1937-2013) for much of the information that was in this presentation.

 To view a video of this lecture click here:   “100 Years in White:  Architecture of the First Congregational Church”