Mt. Zion marks its 125th Anniversary June 26 with a special worship service and unveiling of a historical marker

Mt. Zion AME Church interior

African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church at 300 Penn St. will celebrate its 125th Anniversary on Sunday, June 26, 2022, with a special service at 10:00 am, to which all are welcome.

Narthex Window, Mt. Zion AME Church

Following the service, at about noon, Mt. Zion will hold a dedication event out front by unveiling a new historical marker right on the corner of 3rd and Penn.

HSR Board Member and Borough Historian Roger Prichard worked closely with Valerie Still, Mt. Zion’s Pastor, The Rev. Dr. Leslie Robin Harrison, and Ann Marie Ross, a long-standing congregant, to research, design, and produce the illustrated historical marker.

The marker will inform its readers of the mission of the Mt. Zion AME Church begun in Riverton in 1897 as “…a welcoming refuge for worship and mutual aid.” It was underwritten by the HSR marker fund established with a contribution from The Historic Riverton Criterium

Please help Riverton’s Mt. Zion AME Church mark its 125th anniversary.

The church’s media release appears below.

See more from our archives about Mt. Zion:

History of Mt. Zion from 200 Years of Religion in Cinnaminson, Palmyra, Riverton, 1976

illustration from 200 Years of Religion

Mt. Zion photo from 1939 New Era

Mt. Zion fire, The New Era, Jan 14, 1932, p1

Goldborough B Jones obit, Courier-Post, Camden, NJ, 30 Nov 1962, p29


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John McCormick

Teacher at Riverton School 1974-2019, author, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member 2007-2023, newsletter editor 2007-2023, website editor 2011-2023

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