Congregation of Brown’s Chapel, Hastings

Congregation of Brown’s Chapel, Hastings

The congregation of Brown’s Chapel, Hastings, gathered in front of their church. Photograph by Howard Crosby ca. 1900. The photo was originally published in the Hastings Gazette on September 2, 1949. Pictured are the congregation's minister (in the top hat), brass band musician John Goodman (front row, right), Mrs. Weldon, Mrs. Curry, and Mr. Wallace (at left in the second row). Bill Douglas stands on the platform in the rear.

Burning of Brown’s Chapel AME, Hastings

Sometime past midnight on Friday, November 1, 1907, “the ringing of a fire bell rang out,” as reported in the Hastings Democrat. Brown’s Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) was engulfed in flames. The little white frame church that had stood on the corner of Fifth and Sibley Streets had been established by the Black residents of Hasting’s community. Two weeks prior, they had celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of “having a place of their own."

Map of Polish Catholic parishes in Minnesota

Map of Polish Catholic parishes in Minnesota

Map of Polish Catholic parishes in Minnesota

Corpus Christi procession

Corpus Christi procession

Corpus Christi procession at Holy Cross Church, Minneapolis, June 2003. Photograph by Kasia Polanska. Used with the permission of Kasia Radzilowski.

Polish Catholic Church, Delano

Polish Catholic Church, Delano

Polish Catholic Church in Delano, Minnesota, ca. 1940.

Valley Grove Church, Wheeling Township

In 1862, the Valley Grove Lutheran congregation erected a church made from local quarried limestone in Wheeling Township. By 1894, it had outgrown the original building and built a wooden Gothic Revival edifice seventy-five feet away. Although the congregation disbanded in 1973, the remaining picturesque site and its structures were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

Valley Grove Church

Valley Grove Church

Valley Grove Church, built in 1862 in Wheeling Township; photographed in 2019. Used with the permission of Rice County Historical Society.

Valley Grove (West) Church

Valley Grove (West) Church

Valley Grove (West) Church, Wheeling Township, 2019. Used with the permission fo Rice County Historical Society.

Valley Grove Church

Valley Grove Church

Valley Grove Church, Wheeling Township, ca. 1910. Used with the permission of the Norwegian-American Historical Association.

Congregation of Valley Grove (West) Church

Congregation of Valley Grove (West) Church

The congregation of Valley Grove Church (West) gathers outside its newly built church in Wheeling Township, 1894. Used with the permission of the Norwegian-American Historical Association.

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