Published Dec. 13, 2018, Herald-Mail Media.com
BOONSBORO — Sixteen churches throughout South County will open their doors Sunday afternoon for a free tour. The event runs from 1 to 5 p.m., and is sponsored by Boonsboro Historical Society. Most churches will feature music, refreshments or other special items to those who visit.
At St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, at 18313 Lappans Road, unofficial church historian and member Emilie Amt will offer tours and historical information to visitors. St. Mark’s, Amt said, is rich in 19th-century history.
“The historic church is very similar to what it looked like in 1849, it’s still the original structure. And a lot of the research I have done has to do with the African Americans who were connected with the church when it was founded, because the church was founded by slave owning Episcopalians who brought their enslaved people to church with them,” Amt said. [read more]