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Restoration work continues at the historic Little Brown Church

Nashua, IA – Restoration work continues on the Little Brown Church in Nashua.

The congregational church, which is approximately 160 years old, is famous for its wedding vows and renewals, but also holds weekly services. During the restoration project, however, services are currently being held elsewhere in Nashua.

Current Pastor Drew McHolm, explains how the project is progressing.

Pastor McHolm said the congregation had decided on the restoration project, and when the contractors began the project, it was discovered that the wallpaper, which was over 50 years old, basically fell away with the plaster.

Phase 1 of the project will cost about $50,00, which McHolm said he hoped would be done soon. Following the interior portion of the project, the roof will be repaired. McHolm explains.

During the interior portion of the restoration, the congregation has been meeting at the Nashua Community Church. McHolm said they hope to be back inside their church in several weeks.

The congregation has about 50 members, along with a steady flow of visitors, weddings and re-vow ceremonies.

McHolm said he hopeds that this wedding season will be a better one as COVID – 19 is more under control.

More information about the church, its history or to schedule a wedding or vow renewal can be found on their website, littlebrownweddings.org.

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