Today was a special day at the Pope County Museum.
A lovely couple said their vows here in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on the museum grounds. It was exciting to see the church in use. And we are happy that they chose to share their special day with us.
In preparation for the big day, Merlin and volunteer Dave Cooley built a new ramp and entrance stairs. The wedding party made good use of the new structure as they lined up to enter the building.
Built in 1893 at a cost of $2,000, the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church stood on “Church Hill” in Glenwood (near Central Square). The building came to the museum in 1970 when the Glenwood congregation merged with Alexandria. They still hold a service here each year so that the building remains a consecrated church.