Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Colorado's Historic Churches

Local author Linda Wommack will be available to sign copies of book
 
 
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DENVER - Aug. 5, 2019 - PRLog -- Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Colorado's Historic Churches

Local author Linda Wommack will be available to sign copies of book


Colorado's houses of worship reflect the same trademark resourcefulness and fortitude that the pioneers and history makers demonstrated throughout the state's history.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, established in 1854, remains the state's oldest church. Formed by a group of African American settlers, including former slaves, Zion Baptist became Colorado's first black congregation on November 15, 1865. On May 23, 1868, famed frontiersman Christopher "Kit" Carson died in the historic chapel at Fort Lyon. And thanks to con artist Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith, who raised $600, Creede erected its first church in 1892.

From notable parishioners to murders in two separate Denver churches, historian Linda Wommack surveys the heritage and wealth of holy houses in the Mile High State.

Highlights from the book include:

·         Denver's Emmanuel Shearith Israel Chapel is the oldest standing house of worship in the city.

·         Murder at the church altar occurred in two separate Denver churches.

·         In 1892, the African Methodist Episcopal congregation, which included former slaves, built Handy Chapel in Grand Junction. Since then, for over 100 years, a member of the William Austin family has served the congregation in a leadership role.

Join the author for a signing:

Where:  Barnes & Noble

960 S Colorado Blvd

Glendale, CO 80246

When: Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

The combination of Arcadia Publishing & The History Press creates the largest and most comprehensive publisher of local and regional content in the USA. By empowering local history and culture enthusiasts to write local stories for local audiences, we create exceptional books that are relevant on a local and personal level, enrich lives, and bring readers closer - to their community, their neighbors, and their past. Have we done a book on your town?  Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com
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