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Milton in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Milton Museum

 
 
Milton Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
1. Milton Museum Marker
Inscription. On October 22, 1857, land at this location was conveyed to members of the Methodist Protestant Church. Construction of a house of worship was completed soon thereafter. The congregation consisted largely of persons who were employed in the community's booming maritime and commercial economy. An expansion and rebuilding project was completed in 1906, with improvements including the addition of the present stained glass windows. The name "Grace Methodist Church" was adopted in 1940 following the merger of the Methodist Episcopal and Methodist Protestant denominations. Services here were discontinued in 1962. The property was sold to the Milton Historical Society in 1971, and the building was formally named the Lydia Black Cannon Museum to honor the person who had facilitated its purchase. In 2004, the rapid deteriorating condition of this historic structure resulted in an urgent campaign to raise funds for its preservation. The hard work of concerned citizens and outpouring of support for the effort led to the renovation of the old sanctuary and construction of much-needed new space. The Milton Museum was reopened in 2006.
 
Erected 2007 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-217.)
 
Location. 38° 46.747′ 
Milton Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
2. Milton Museum Marker
N, 75° 18.695′ W. Marker is in Milton, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Union Street (Delaware Route 5) near Chandler Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milton DE 19968, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor David Hazzard (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor Samuel Paynter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ships and Men (about 400 feet away); Carey Storehouse (about 400 feet away); Milton Public Library (about 400 feet away); Shipbuilding on the Broadkill (about 400 feet away); Governor Joseph Maull (about 600 feet away); The Holly Industry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milton.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Milton Museum Marker, (L) and the one-time Methodist Protestant Church. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
3. Milton Museum Marker, (L) and the one-time Methodist Protestant Church.
Milton Museum Doorway image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
4. Milton Museum Doorway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 23, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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