Explore the rich Marion past with historical tour by the First Congregational Church

May 13, 2024

Event Date: 

Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 9:00am to 11:00am

MARION — Delve into an immersive journey of rich Marion history. 

On Saturday, June 8 from 9 to 11 a.m., the First Congregational Church and the Sippican Historical Society will host “Ship Captains’ Legacy: Charting The First Congregational’s History.”

The historical tour will cover the church’s “foundational role in the town's development,” according to a press release. The tour begins at the main church building at 28 Main St. and will feature presentations by Will Tifft of the Sippican Historical Society. Light refreshments will be included.

The event includes a tour of the 1841 “Captains' Meetinghouse," which serves as the church's historic sanctuary. Participants will also learn about the church’s historic congregational chapel at 37 Main St. (presently Penny Pincher's Exchange). Attendees will also consider the late 1800s Hutchings organ, ring the clock tower bell, and hear about the upstairs story of the Marion General Store, integral to the church’s beginnings  from 1702-1841.

Artifacts from the early years of the church will also be on display, with colorful descriptions from Bob Jones. 

Registration is limited to 60 attendees. Register at shorturl.at/CTV56.

Attendees should park at the town wharf on Front Street, opposite the Marion Music Hall or side streets. The tour includes mobility restrictions, as the congregational chapel requires a stairway for access.

Event Date: 

Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 9:00am to 11:00am