Looking Ahead to 2023
We begin Phase 1 restoration work on the historic 19th Century Bank Barn in February.
Colonial Day will again be held in June. We are already making plans with even more exhibitors and vendors.
The work of our DEVELPOMENT TEAM continues. Look for new signs and new experiences to enhance our site.
The Candlelight Advent service will be December 10th. This is always a standing room only event!
Our Annual Meeting moves to January 2024 (subject to board approval). Look for updates here and in our newsletter!
Colonial Day 2022 - Baltimore Sun Article
Click on the link below to see photos and read about the event.
Colonial Day at the Strawbridge Shrine | PHOTOS – Baltimore Sun
PILGRIMGE WEEK IN THE BWC
The Commission on Archives & History of the Baltimore-Washington Conference sponsored its first annual Pilgrimage Week. The Video below was produced to support the Shrine as one of the destinations.
Shrine featured in Baltimore Sun Article
Click on the link below to read a feature piece by Baltimore Sun Staff writer, Kevin E. Dayhoff.
Seven UM Heritage Sites that Every United Methodist Should See
A UMC.org Feature By Lilla Marigza
United Methodist church members can take pride in the people and places that connect us across the globe. In 2014, a virtual pilgrimage showed us Seven Sites every United Methodist should see. UMC.org readers followed up with their favorite Wesleyan wonders of the world. Pack your saddlebag. We now offer seven more spots that matter to all United Methodists.
(Click on the title above to read the article)
New Video about The Shrine
The Office of Communications of the United Methodist Church has just posted a new video about The Shrine and about Robert and Elizabeth's work in establishing Methodism in the new world.
Black History Month Video
The Methodist movement has always been one of inclusiveness. Wesley's first Class Meeting at the Foundry, Embry's first Class Meeting in NY and, of course, Robert Strawbridge's first Class Meeting in America - each of these groups included people of African descent. The United Methodist Church national office of Communications has produced a series of videos honoring Methodist inclusiveness. The video below highlights the story of Annie Sweitzer, a member of Strawbridge's first class.
"Strawbridge Cluster" Historic Site Dedicated
The General Commission on Archives & History has designated six locations in Strawbridge Country collectively as a Historic Site of the United Methodist Church. The newly designated "Strawbridge Cluster" includes the Log Meeting House site, Evans House, Poulson House, Stone Chapel, Bethel Church (now New Hope UMC-Bethel), and Henry Willis House. The site was officially dedicated at the 2014 Annual Meeting, with Bishop Marcus Matthews offering the blessing.