“Remembering and Celebrating the Methacton Oak”.
Many in our community have enjoyed the beautiful Methacton Oak, a landmark of nature over 300 years old, standing at the corner of the church cemetery near Quarry Hall and Mill Roads. Listed in some local history books as “The Charter Oak”, the tree is believed to have been already more than 50 years old at the time William Penn received his charter to create his colony, Pennsylvania.
Sadly, on July 24, 2017, at approximately 340-380 years of age, our beloved Oak succumbed to the realities of nature and toppled to the ground. It is hard to grasp the span of events that took place under and around those beautiful branches during the course of those years!
A special event is planned to commemorate the tree and the gifts it has given. All are invited to join us on Sunday, November 5, 2017 for “Remembering and Celebrating the Methacton Oak”. The schedule of activities will include:
9:30 AM Worship in the historic Methacton Mennonite Meetinghouse. Bring your hats to hang on the original hat rack.
11:00 Sharing and Storytelling: Bring your stories of the Oak
12:00 Soup and dessert served
1:00 – 3:00 PM Cemetery tours with re-enactments; Family activity stations
All are invited to bring a picture of the Oak for a collage to grace the church hall.