The Quaker Hill Historic Preservation Foundation invited historic churches in Wilmington for brunch.

The Quaker Hill Historic Preservation Foundation encourages historic churches in Wilmington to attend a brunch and listen to a speaker from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 28 at Wilmington Friends Meeting House, located on Fourth and West streets in downtown Wilmington.

Speaker Josh Costano, of Sacred Places Philadelphia, will address the unique challenges of maintaining a historic church, accessing alternative revenue streams for maintenance and upkeep and engaging the surrounding community in challenging neighborhoods.

Participants will be given a walking tour of historic churches in the Quaker Hill Historic District. Congregations include Wilmington Friends Meeting, St. Peter’s Cathedral, Grace Methodist Church, Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth, Hanover Presbyterian, Centre Friends Meeting and St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Each agreed to open their doors for tours from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 30.

The events are part of a national celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Law. The statewide effort in Delaware to celebrate this occasion has been spearheaded by American Revolution scholar and Director of Hale-Byrnes House, Kim Burdick. Her efforts ensure that state and local history will be protected and handed down to future generations.

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