The congregation of the Old North Church invites you to join them at their annual brass polishing party, Saturday, November 18th. As in years past, visitors and congregants alike will gather in the parish house of the Old North Church, armed with gloves, rags, and brass polishing solution as they work to bring back the luster of Old North’s antique chandeliers and sconces.
This annual event gives volunteers a rare chance to get up close and personal with these priceless artifacts. The brass polishing party will focus its efforts on two brass chandeliers that have hung inside the Old North Church since Captain William Maxwell donated them to the congregation in 1724. These chandeliers have been lit for Christmas services, Easter, weddings, and other special events ever since. The twelve matching brass sconces were made to match the chandeliers in 1912, making them considerably newer but still over a century old.
The event will start at 9 am and will be held at 195 Salem Street, the parish house that neighbors the Old North Church. The event is expected to run for two to three hours. The polished brass work will be visible year-round inside the Old North Church, which is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm in the winter season.