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Boehm’s Chapel Heritage Sunday 2019 to Feature Eighteenth Century Reed Organ

The thirty-eighth annual Boehm’s Heritage Sunday will be held June 23, 2019.  A brief business meeting will begin at 4:00 PM, followed immediately by an old-fashioned hymn sing in the historic, 1791 chapel located at 13 West Boehm’s Road, Willow Street, PA.

The Rev. Mark Herr will lead the hymn sing with accompaniment on the original Wilcox and White reed organ purchased in the late 19th century for the neighboring Safe Harbor Methodist Episcopal Church.  Boehm’s Chapel was part of the Safe Harbor and Manor Mission Circuit within the South Philadelphia District of the Methodist Episcopal Church, between 1856-1865.

The Rev. Mark Herr is the dean of the Lancaster Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and has also acted as director of The Reading Liederkranz Singers since 2007. Members of the choral group will perform four selections in German including hymns  “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” “Fairest Lord Jesus,” a German choral piece based on Psalm 150, plus an additional piece, yet to be determined.

Descendants of Jacob Böhm, the 1717 immigrant to present day Pequea Township, Lancaster County, are encouraged to attend the annual family gathering.  Light refreshments will follow the service. 

The Chapel will be open for tours every other Saturday, between noon and 2 p.m., during the Summer, beginning on June 1.  Please see our website for exact dates or for additional information, please contact or phone 717-872-4133. 

June 22nd will include a children’s program, “Tales in the Tying Shed.” featuring a children’s book about early blacksmithing, followed by children’s games from the 1800s. Events are free and open to the public.  Donations are graciously accepted. 

Landis Family Reunion

The 108th year of the Landis Family Reunion will be held Sunday, July 21, 2019, at the Reedy Pavilion, Lititz Springs Park, Lititz, Pa. All Landis family members and their descendants are welcome to attend. We will have a covered dish lunch at 12:45 and a program at 2:00. For further details, please call (717) 926-4829.