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Listening Session on First Church Cockerel Weathervane

  • Date: Sunday, October 8, 2023
  • Time: 12:30pm1:30pm EDT
  • Location: Margaret Jewett Hall

The great gilded cockerel weathervane that has stood atop First Church in Cambridge for the last 150 years is coming down to protect it from further damage caused by extreme weather, pollution and its own venerable age. The decision to bring the much-loved cockerel down for its own safety was made in a unanimous vote by the First Church Executive Council and following extensive consultation with nationally recognized experts in the field of American Folk Art and historic weathervanes who strongly advised removal as soon as possible.

Join us for this first listening session, when the First Church community will have a chance to reflect on, ask questions about and consider next steps following the decision to remove the cockerel, which was announced to the congregation on Sunday, September 10, 2023.

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