Old Log Church

Old Log Church, Schellsburg PA


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The Old Log Church in Schellsburg, the oldest existing religious structure in Bedford County and the first Protestant church west of the Susquehanna River, held its Bicentennial Celebration on Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25, 2006. Working under the auspices of the owners and administrators, the Chestnut Ridge and Schellsburg Union Cemetery Association, the Old Log Church and Cemetery Preservation Society, a group that has spearheaded the nomination and acceptance of the Church and Cemetery on the National Register of Historic Places created the two-day celebration.

Saturday, June 24:

10:00 a.m. March to flagpole: Berlin Drum and Bugle Corps

10:15 a.m. Flag Raising Ceremony "National Anthem": Fishertown Band

10:20 a.m. Welcome – Recognition of Founding Fathers

10:30 a.m. Musical Selection by Berlin Drum and Bugle Corps

10:40 a.m. Community Tribute to Early Settlers: Laying of Flowers on Gravesites

11:00 a.m. Patriotic Selection by Fishertown Band

11:10 a.m. Benediction

11:15 a.m. Recessional March: Berlin Drum and Bugle Corps

11:30 a.m-530 Entertainment Under the Tent: Local vocalists, groups, etc.

11:00 a.m-5:00 p.m Harp Music and Tours at Old Log Church

Sunday, June 25:

11:00 a.m. Rededication of the Old Log Church

1:00 p.m. Dedication and Unveiling of John Schell Stone

1:30 p.m -4:30 p.m.. Circle of Life Reenactments.

1:00-5:00 p.m. Bedford County Dulcimer Club – Old Log Church

11:00 a.m -5:00 p.m.. Music Under the Tent

Both Days:

Guided and Self-Guided Tours of Church and Cemetery

Genealogy Table Food Vendor: Schellsburg Lion’s Club

Dining Area and Restroom Facilities

Quilt and Art Raffle

Special Old Log Church Gift Items Table

Craft Tables

Children's Activities