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    Thursday, August 14 Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society Members' Show has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 21 at Hines Hill Conference Center.

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Church in Everett

Everett Church of Christ.

Everett Church of Christ

Courtesy/Peninsula Library & Historical Society

On Sundays, at the conclusion of a long week of planting, harvesting, and selling crops, Everett community members gathered together at the local church. On this day of rest, residents tended to their spiritual needs and shared fellowship with neighbors. After a fire destroyed the original church in 1908, the community found the resources and energy to re-construct the Everett Church of Christ in the same location on Everett Road (renamed The Church in the Valley in the 1990s). The original church was a simple wood-frame building with curved pews and a belfry. Even after reconstruction and additions, visitors to the church today can still see vestiges of the earlier design.

 
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Children and Church (38 seconds)
Jan Thomas recalls how, as a child, she looked forward to eventually attending service upstairs with the adults.

Church Construction and Renovation
(37 seconds)
Hazel Broughton, former Everett resident, compares the older and newer versions of the church, and describes how church members and architects worked to preserve the structure's historical integrity.


Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".