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150th Anniversary of “In God We Trust” Celebration

When: Back to Calendar April 27, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

A celebration recognizing the 150th anniversary of “In God We Trust,” coined by Milton native and former Gov. James Pollock, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in Milton with several activities over the course of the afternoon.

Kicking things off will be a noon re-enactment of a Civil War-era church service led by Chaplain William McCormick, portrayed by John Lee. That event will be held in the historic Bethany United Methodist Church, Front and Center streets.

Also at noon, various activities including a street fair along Center Street, Civil War-era encampments, and open houses at Bethany United Methodist Church, the Milton Moose and Milton Model Train Museum (third floor of the Moose building). Kingdom Kidz Puppet Ministry will also set up in the Moose building.

Encampments will be staged throughout the general area.

At 1 p.m., a tribute to Pollock and “In God We Trust” will take place at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Walkway. Scheduled to appear are state Rep. Lynda Schlegel-Culver (R-108) and state Sen. John Gordner (R-27). John Meckley will serve as master of ceremonies.

Pollock, who served as director of the U.S. Mint (1861-1866) under President Abraham Lincoln, first had “In God We Trust” appear on United States currency. He served as Northumberland County district attorney and later as a U.S. congressman (1844-1849) and governor (1855-1858) of the commonwealth.


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