Asbury Methodist Church celebrated "Historical Sunday" 2015 (a.k.a. "Historic Sunday") this morning at the Bethel Chapel.
For those who don't know, the Bethel Chapel is surrounded by the historic Bethel Cemetery. The Chapel was built in the early 1790's on land donated by Phillip Van Cortlandt. Over the years the chapel has numbered among its worshipers many of the men prominent in the early history of our nation, more particularly in the founding of the Town of Cortlandt and Westchester County.
The wooden clapboard structure has not changed very much over the years and contains an organ said to be one of the oldest in the United States. Bethel Chapel and cemetery are listed on the NYS Register of Historic Places and in the National Registry.
Here are a few photos from today's event; click on the images below, all rights reserved. Copies will be sent to the church. For more info about Asbury Methodist: FB https://www.facebook.com/AsburyCrotonUMC