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Historic Walking Tour: Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church

27-April from 09:30 to 10:30

$5.00 - $10.00

Historic Walking Tour: Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church presented by Jeff Stotts

This historic site is as much about a free black community leader as it is about the landmark Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church in Key West. Sandy Cornish founded the Cornish Chapel for the African-American residents of Key West. The church was built in the form of European cathedrals and was designed to serve as a place of worship, a schoolhouse, and a gathering place of safety.

Image: The A.M.E. Zion Church (Cornish Chapel) at 704 Whitehead Street in December 1936. Photo by Dr. Michael De Boe. Monroe County Public Library.

This program is sponsored by the Helmerich Trust and Southernmost Beach Resort.

Details

Date:
April 27
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Cost:
$5.00 - $10.00
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/historic-walking-tour-cornish-memorial-ame-zion-church-tickets-58754136203

Organizer

Key West Art & Historical Society
Website:
http://kwahs.org

Venue

Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church
702 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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