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The origin of the Plainville Christian Church dates back to December 17, 1870, when Richard Wilson sold a plot of land to the Plainville Religious Society, an organization dedicated for religious worship. The land was located on Plainville Road in the northern part of New Bedford, Massachusetts. A chapel was built on this land and dedicated on July 14, 1871, and on March 21, 1906, the Society became the Plainville Christian Church and Soceity.
The Plainville Christian Church Records contain material documenting the activities of the Church and the Sunday School. Most of the records in this collection are notebooks and include treasurer's reports, secretary reports, and correspondence. Also included among the Church's records are numerous recipies for utilities, the Willing Workers Sewing Circle, and insurance records.
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New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library Mss 119, [sub-group, series, sub-series, folder/volume as appropriate], [item]
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Materials in this collection were donated to the New Bedford Whaling Museum by Roland G. Trahan on October 24, 2008, as part of Accession #2008.57.
Processed by: Jalien Hollister, 2011
Encoded by: Mark Procknik, 17 December 2013
Church archives--Mass.--New Bedford
Church records and registers--Mass.--New Bedford
Plainville Christian Church (New Bedford, Mass.)
Sunday schools--Mass.--New Bedford
Willing Workers Sewing Circle (New Bedford, Mass.)