Jamestown Historical Society

Library Exhibit – September 2017: 150th Anniversary – Central Baptist Church

The new exhibit in the library celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Central Baptist Church.  It includes photos and drawings of recent Ministers, photos of the first meeting house and the church built in 1868 and moved to Cole Street in 1890, pamphlets, programs and a cookbook as well as many other interesting items from the church.

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