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Putnam’s First Landmark Rings in the New Year!

The Old Southeast Church brings new life to an old tradition in 2013.

The sounds of bells filled the air in Southeast as the Old Southeast Church’s bell rang loud and proud to usher in the New Year.

George Weigand, a longtime Putnam County resident, along with Landmarks Board Members Teresa Stockburger and Erin E Meagher pulled the rope on the bell of the oldest church in Putnam County as the clocks struck midnight. 

In conjunction with the Putnam County Tourism office’s Bells of Peace, there were several handbells rung for peace to raise funds for the veterans organization, the Wounded Warrior Project.

Overlooking Route 22 in the Town of Southeast, the Old Southeast Church is the oldest house of worship in Putnam County and was the first site in Putnam County to be named to the National Register of Historic Places. The Old Southeast Church is available to rent for meetings, weddings, receptions and tours. The Landmarks Preservation Society of Southeast is headquartered at the historic Walter Brewster House in the Village of Brewster. For more info call 845-279-7429. 

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