First Methodist Church
First Methodist Church, at the cor­ner of Main St. and Hickman St. in Winchester, is one of many promi­nent down­town struc­tures built by Newton Powell. 

Local his­to­ri­an Jerry Cecil will speak at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum’s January 13th Second Thursday Program.  His top­ic will be Newton Powell:  Winchester’s “Century” Builder

A con­trac­tor and builder for more than 50 years, Powell left a lega­cy of qual­i­ty build­ings that have stood the test of time and retain a cen­tral role in the beau­ty of our com­mu­ni­ty.  Powell wit­nessed the con­struc­tion of every build­ing in down­town Winchester dur­ing his lifetime. 

Some of the build­ings he con­struct­ed were the First Christian Church, First Methodist Church, and St. Joseph Catholic Church, as well as The Carnegie Library at College Park and the Mt. Vernon Addition.

The pro­gram begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free to the pub­lic. Refreshments fol­low.  The Museum is locat­ed at 217 S. Main in Winchester.