One of the things that surprises most visitors today is that the Old Dutch Church is still functioning in the … More
Tag: Frederick Philipse
A Mid-Winter Tale of Churches
The First Church – The Upper Mills (Sleepy Hollow) I have been trying to put my finger on the reason … More
Cuffy’s Church – Enslaved Africans and The Old Dutch Church
At the Old Dutch Church we mark the year 1685 as our beginning….It’s a profound thought for me that the year our bell arrived marks the same year of the arrival of the enslaved Africans who would ultimately provide the labor to complete the building of Frederick Philipse’s church.