The church up the street we belong too is celebrating its 160th year. The original church building remains, although our congregation built a new building in the 70's.
I've long wanted to do a documentary on the Historical Church, as we now call it. Prompted by a birthday dinner held a week ago, I put together a 15 minute documentary in a couple of months. I want to do more with it, eventually producing something about 30 minutes in length exploring the history of the surrounding area a bit more than this shortened version does.
For those not from these parts, our community is just south of Mount Vernon, also on the Potomac. This little church is located about a mile or two from the river in what was a very rural area as recently as the 1970's.
The lessons I learned, and how you can take the hours of home videos you shoot in a year of your kids, and cut them together into a 10 or 15 minute production, was the topic of this week's Family Tech column.