A program about the history of Jamestown’s First Baptist Church, based upon the book, Footsteps of Faith: The Story of the First Baptist Church, Jamestown, Tennessee, 1930- 2015, written by Patsy Littrell, will be presented Saturday, November 10, at the Fentress County Historical Society Museum, in Allardt.
The book upon which Mrs. Littrell’s program is based, tells the story of the church from its organization in 1930 to 2015. Well researched and written, it vividly recalls the many individuals and groups within the church that have made it a place of worship and a center of service in the Jamestown community for almost one hundred years. Special features of Footsteps of Faith are the dozens of photographs, some dating back to the early 1900s, and the lists of pastors and deacons that note the years of their service.
Mrs. Littrell will have copies of her book for sale at the Museum, starting at 10am, on Saturday. The cost of the book is $10; and she will autograph each book sold, if requested.
Of special interest will be First Baptist’s heritage quilt, which Mrs. Littrell wrote about in the book. Starting at 11am, she will tell its history, how it came to be quilted, what its purpose was and how it made a contribution to furnishing the newly erected church building in 1937. The quilt will also be displayed during her program.
The Fentress County Historical Society invites everyone to come out to the Society Museum, in Allardt, this Saturday, to learn about the historical significance of Jamestown’s First Baptist Church in the Fentress County community. You do not have to register to attend. However, space is limited; and those wishing to hear the program are encouraged to let us know ahead of time that you plan to be there.
Museum tours will be given and a good selection of Historical Society books will also be available for purchase. There will be refreshments and a drawing for door prizes.
Museum hours, on Saturdays, are 10am to 1pm. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit the Fentress County Historical Society’s Facebook page.