First Presbyterian Church, Neenah, Wisconsin, 1848-1998; 150 years of mission and ministry
[History of the First Presbyterian Church, Neenah, Wisconsin], pp. 8-73
-t The chancel was remodeled when the Henry Kimberly Babcock Memorial Organ was installed. Mrs. Babcock's gift included the wooden screen, behind which the organ pipes were located. The newspaper article about the dedication (see previous page) also includes a description of the new chancel. Apparently, in the original chancel, the choir faced the congregation and the organ console was right under the pipes; the organist played with his back to the congregation. After the remodeling, the choir was divided into two sections which sat facing each other behind the pulpit and lectern. The organ console was on the left, behind the minister's pew. The Communion table and the curtains which hung above it are now in the chapel. The dossal curtains were given to the church by Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Gilbert. The ministers' pews, one behind the lectern and one behind the pulpit, are in the nave, and are still used by the ministers and others leading in worship. This undated photo may have been taken before a wedding. Note the kneeler in place in front of the Communion table. 1926: Book of the Month Club founded. Author A. A. Milne writes Winnie the Pooh. Kodak produces first 16-mm movie film (black and white), Chui 1927: Charles A. Lindbergh become, first to fly nonstop from New York to Paris in his plane, "Spi of St. Louis." New York Yankee player Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs in one year. 1928: Herbert Hoover is elected Loc; President. Chiang Kai-shek is elected president of China. First Mickey Mouse films released. First scheduled television broadcasts shown in Schenectady, New York. Amelia Earhart becomes first woman to fly across Atlantic Ocean. Penicillin is discovered by Alexander Fleming. 1929: Presbyterian churches in Scotland unite to form Church 19 of Scotland. Black Friday, Oct. 28, U.S. stock market crashes, setting off worldwide depression. 16-mm color movie film is introduced by Kodak. 1930: Congress establishes Veterans Administration.
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