The Powers Church
Built   in 1876

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The Powers Church is a northeastern Indiana historic site that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It stands as a tribute to the religious values of the pioneers who settled in communities across the nation.  The small community of Powers is gone, but the church remains as a reminder of the faith, determination and vision of those early pioneers.

Visitors to the building experience the atmosphere of a church in pioneer times, since no changes have been made to the interior or exterior of the church since it was built in 1876. The oak floors and wainscoting, oak and butternut pews, cast iron wood stoves, pump organs, and even the Victorian wallpaper are original. The 1876 clock still keeps time.  Kerosene lamps still light the sanctuary. The church bell still rings from the bell tower.

Restoration of the church began in 1976 by a committee of interested people, and it continues today.  The church is open to the public for three community services on the fourth Sunday evening of June, July and August.  A Christmas service is held on the Sunday after Thanksgiving Day.  Tours can be scheduled on other dates by interested groups.

Our Mission:  To restore and maintain the Powers Church as a historic site available to the
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