Archives and History


Remembering Closed Churches: Summerfield UMC, Port Chester NY

Beth Patkus

May 02, 2013

  Summerfield United Methodist Church, organized in 1828, was closed in 2012. The third church building, dedicated in June 1902, was designed by architect O.S. Teale of New York City and was sometimes known as “The Castle”. Click the title to read more...


The Archives Helps Solve a Mystery in Brooklyn

Beth Patkus

February 25, 2013

It is always a pleasure to help solve a long-standing mystery for a researcher, and this past week I was fortunate to be able to assist New York flutist Sato Moughalian in her search for an altar constructed by her grandfather David Ohannessian. Click the title to read more...


Church Archives and Records Management Workshop

Beth Patkus

February 12, 2013

The Christman Archives and the Commission on Archives and History will present a workshop on organizing local church records on March 9, 2013 at St. Paul's UMC in Northport, NY.

Click here for more information or to register online for this event.