The church, built in 1897 by the local Methodist congregation is referred to as "Church in the Wildwood", a name commonly used by the Methodists in 1900. It was their house of worship until 1923 when the building was given to the African-American community in Edgewood, where it served as the spiritual center for the Bethlehem Baptist congregation until March, 1993. In May of that year the Edgewood Historical Society purchased and moved the building to the Heritage Park Museum. Restoration, made possible through a grant from the Meadows Foundation, was completed in March, 1994.
The building features a bell tower and bell which beckoned members to worship and was also a means to alert the community to fires and storm.
Church in the Wildwood is considered the jewel of Heritage Park as it represents Edgewood's religious heritage spanning more than 100 years. It is still used for various life celebrations, weddings being the most popular.
Imagine your wedding in a beautiful white historic church. Your experience begins when you pose for engagement photos in the gazebo. Then your wedding will take on a magical quality inside The Church in the Wildwood. From your unique ceremony to the fun reception in a historic building, everyone at Edgewood Heritage Society will help you create your perfect day. Call 903 896-1940 today and watch your dreams and wishes come true.
Decorations and photographs are the responsibility of the Bride and are not included in the rental price of the Church.
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