Today is the 225th anniversary of the Boehm’s Chapel in Willow Street, Pennsylvania. The Chapel is the fourth most historically significant centre of Methodism in America. The Chapel was built on land donated by my Boehm ancestors who had received the original title directly from William Penn. Celebrations will be on-going throughout the day by the Boehm’s Chapel Society which is dedicated to the preservation of building and the spreading of the knowledge of its unique role in the history of faith in America.
Boehm’s Chapel and the Boehm homestead was a point of refuge for many of the famous American Circuit Riders who carried their faith to the remotest corners of the American frontier. Many have found their final resting place in the adjoining historical cemetery.
The Boehm’s Chapel Society has acquired a copy of my book for their library, “Loyal She Began”, and will have it on display during the celebrations. The book tells the story of the Boehm migration to Canada in the aftermath of the American Revolution.
Copies of the book are available from the publisher here.
Best wishes to the Boehm’s Chapel Society for a very successful event!