Local historian and writer Billy Winn is leading a weekly class at First Presbyterian Church beginning this evening. The location is 1100 First Ave.
Since Columbus' inception in 1828, the early churches of Columbus stood at the forefront of the battle against the violence, lawlessness, and public drunkenness that were so common in the city well into the 20th century, according to a course description.
Topics will include:
The pervasive presence of violence, crime, and alcohol abuse; The churches’ role in the emergence of local government and law enforcement; The pre-eminent role of church women in outreach to the needy; The temperance movement; And the church leaders’ role in the promotion of industry and business in Columbus.
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The class is at 6:30 p.m. and will run for five weeks. It will be in room 303 (on the third floor). You may enter the building from 11th Avenue.
Call 706-322-4523 for more information.