by Maggie Langlinais
St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood, is a historically and culturally rich piece of New York City history. The building is Manhattan’s second oldest church, after St. Paul’s Chapel, and the site itself dates back even further; originally a family chapel on the farm of Governor-General Peter Stuyvesant, the location is the city’s oldest site of Christian worship.
This exhibit is a look at the origins of St. Mark’s Church in-the-bowery and its evolution, both physically and culturally. The church’s activities have varied greatly over the two hundred years of its history, but all have been in support of its changing community.
To see the exhibit, go to: http://aphdigital.org/GVH/exhibits/show/stmarksbowery/origins/the-founding-of-st–mark-s-chu