Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Photo Credit: Missouri Life Magazine)

Audio: Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church to be restored and converted to Bethel Black History Museum

The Grand River Museum of Chillicothe was involved in the moving of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Chillicothe in September 2018. Museum Curator Pam Clingerman explains a board member informed her before the move that a church built in 1868 was going to be torn down, and the board wanted to save the […]

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Grand River Historical Society Museum to hold benefit for Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Grand River Historical Society Museum of Chillicothe will hold a fundraiser to benefit the restoration of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Museum Curator Pam Clingerman says A Joyful Celebration will be at the United Methodist Church on Walnut in Chillicothe Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The event will feature vocalists and bands from […]

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Grand River Historical Society to relocate Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church built in 1868

The Grand River Historical Society Museum of Chillicothe plans to move the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Chillicothe to a location near the museum Wednesday. Museum Curator Pam Clingerman says the church was donated to the museum, and the museum has spent the last year raising funds to relocate the building with a basement […]