About this old church
History of the Church
The church began in 1802 as the Vernon Centre Congregational Society–the first organized church in the town of Vernon, NY. The first building was erected in 1811, in the middle of the town green (near today's historic gazebo), with a cornerstone inscribed with AD 1812.Church services in the building ended in 2005. But the building's future shouldn't end there.
News and Updates
The church is the first and oldest in Vernon. But it began its life in 1811, in the middle of…
The Opus 1 pipe organ, created by Alvinza Andrews in 1837, served the Vernon Center church for much of the…
For This and Future Generations
Our history should not only be preserved, it should be celebrated. Let's bring the former Vernon Center Presbyterian Church building back to life, and ensure it remains a vital contributor to the present and future of Vernon.
Contribute to the Restoration
If you'd like to support the restoration, please enjoy an upcoming event or browse the items in the shop. And for those who have asked, we have the option to make a donation. Any donation of $20 or more, if you provide your mailing address, will get a special gift. Thanks!
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