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The lunch and learn tour will incorporate the physical assets of the South Main Street/Second Ward area of Chambersburg, while highlighting its heritage-cultural significance. The tour includes Methodist St. James AME Church on South Main Street, home of the oldest African American congregation in Franklin County, established in 1811. This neighborhood is the boyhood home of Martin Delaney, who became a major in the Civil War. The tour will take in areas of the Elm Street program and highlight architectural features of the residential properties and showcase residential renovations that retained façade integrity. Also included are the 1811 Zion Reformed Church and a converted roller rink. The session will bring together the architectural elements with the cultural history that breathes life and meaning into the physical artifacts of history to create another path to preservation and reuse. *lunch is provided for pre-registered guests, limited seats available!
Janet Pollard, Franklin County Visitors Bureau