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“Gimme That Old Time Religion” Open House
May 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Okeechobee Historical Society hosts an open house for their new project “Gimme That Old Time Religion” on May 20 at the Okeechobee Primitive Baptist Church. The project features informational banners representing Okeechobee historical churches identified in a WPA project in the 1930s. Reverend Loy Mershimer, Dr. Michelle Carrigan, and members of the historical society will answer questions from the community about the project and Mayor Dowling Watford will present opening remarks.
The Okeechobee Primitive Baptist Church, celebrating its 100th anniversary in May, was acquired by the City of Okeechobee in April 2022 to create a museum celebrating religious history and agricultural heritage of Okeechobee.
Funding for this program and are provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Okeechobee Historical Society. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
May 20 @ 9:00 am -
May 20 @ 12:00 pm