Historic Houses of Worship in Peril with Thomas Frank & Preservation Forsyth

Graphic for Historic Houses of Worship in Peril with Thomas Edward Frank and Preservation Forsyth on Thursday, January 13 at 7 pm in Bookmarks.You are invited to a chat about Historic Houses of Worship in Peril with author Thomas Edward Frank and Preservation Forsyth on Thursday, January 13 at 7 pm in Bookmarks!

 

Thomas and Preservation Forsyth will be accompanied by Pastor Terrance Evans of Cannan Missionary Baptist Church and Pastor Emily Hull McGee of First Baptist Church on Fifth. 

There will a short presentation from Thomas Edward Frank about his book Historic Houses of Worship in Peril and then a discussion of this issue taking place in Winston-Salem and the country. Books will be available for purchase at the event or you can order one now. 

Detail:

About Thomas Edward Frank

THOMAS EDWARD FRANK is University Professor Emeritus of Wake Forest University. A scholar of American religious history, his research and publication has focused on American Protestantism and its institutions, particularly liberal arts colleges, denominations, local congregations, and utopian communities. Dr. Frank is also a historic preservationist with particular interest in landscapes and streetscapes of American towns and cities, and how they stimulate creativity, collaboration, and artistic expression in all forms. A resident of Asheville, North Carolina, Dr. Frank has launched Heritage Conservation Carolina, LLC for consultation on preservation efforts locally and beyond.

About Historic House of Worship in Peril

Historic Houses of Worship in Peril is a call for wider public attention to the growing number of vacant or underutilized religious buildings, and to encourage congregations that occupy them and communities that need and treasure them. The book traces the ways historic houses of worship over time have grown in symbolic value, how they stand as living records of the settlement of North America, how they change in use as they adapt to cultural change, and how they contribute to the powerful sense of place in neighborhoods and communities. The book challenges readers to think dynamically and systemically about the public role of houses of worship, and how their spaces can be more fully adapted for the good of the places they serve. Hence the book's subtitle: Conserving Their Place in American Life.

About Preservation Forsyth

Preservation Forsyth is the city and county's private non-profit preservation organization. Founded in 2007 to promote the preservation of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County's architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes through education and advocacy. Learn more at www. preservationforsyth.org.


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Event date: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
634 W. Fourth St.
#110
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Historic Houses of Worship in Peril: Conserving Their Place in American Life Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781618460950
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Library Partners Press - March 10th, 2020

Historic Houses of Worship in Peril is a call for wider public attention to the growing number of vacant or underutilized religious buildings, and to encourage congregations that occupy them and communities that need and treasure them.


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