St. Mary’s Evangelical Lutheran Church – 1910

Immigrants from Russia and Germany erected this church and laid out the adjoining cemetery 12 miles north of Delia. All the labour involved was volunteered; even the pews were hand-carved. This place of worship in a strange land served to bind the community into closer friendships with each other and God. Services were held in their native tongues until the 1950s when they began switching to English. The church struggled through the early days and the Depression, but in the 1960s, its doors closed for good. It wasn’t until 1969 that the church was moved to Museum grounds, serving as a fitting reminder of the past. The Historical Society has added the bell and front porch.