Former members of Grace Hill Moravian Church will gather this weekend for their annual reunion. The church stopped holding weekly services in the early 1970s and have held the get-together ever since. The reunion on Sunday begins at 6pm at the church building.
Grace Hill was settled in the 1860s by Moravian’s from the east coast, who originally came from what’s now the Czech Republic. Local historian Michael Zahs says they were likely the first to celebrate Christmas in Washington county.
The church and Grace Hill Cemetery are both on the National Register of Historic Places.
To learn more about Grace Hill, listen to our conversation with Zahs during today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa.