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2135 E. Margaret Dr.
(P.O. Box 2852)
Terre Haute, IN 47802-0852

JOURNEY INDIANA: TYSON METHODIST TEMPLE

Departing: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
1 Day
Personal Pace: 2
Average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs, periods of standing, and walk reasonable distances.
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Tyson Methodist Temple “Deco Wonder” - As Seen on Journey Indiana - Long before you reach the Tyson Methodist Temple in Versailles, you’ll be able to see its towering cast-aluminum spire - a filigreed pinnacle rising 100 feet above the ground. Below the spire, the 1937 Art Deco masterpiece presents a streamlined contrast to the town’s traditional nineteenth-century architecture. It’s surely one of Indiana’s most unusual religious landmarks. James Henry Tyson - Versailles native, devout Methodist, and co-founder of Walgreen Drug Company - commissioned the church in memory of his mother, a charter member of the town’s United Methodist congregation. Tyson’s travels in Europe and the Middle East influenced the structure’s forward-thinking design. An Egyptian influence is evident at the church’s temple-like entry, flanked by massive columns. Builders eliminated wood in the church’s construction — except for furnishings - using only concrete, steel, glazed terra cotta brick, and glass tile. Though the congregation remains the United Methodist Church, the structure itself is known as a temple because “hammers were not heard” in its construction - a reference to Israel’s Holy Temple. Inside, worshipers gather under a vaulted ceiling painted blue and illuminated by reflected light to resemble a cloudless sky. Constellations and the North Star glow in gold and silver leaf, arranged to match the night sky on the day Tyson’s mother died. • Ertel Cellars Winery - Located in the fertile soil of the Indiana rolling hills, Ertel Cellars Winery has maintained it's own vineyard since 1999. After several years of selling the grapes to local wineries the Ertel family decided to open their own state of the art winery in 2006. Nestled in the lush Indiana countryside Ertel Cellars Winery folds local charm into a world class, state of the art wine-making operation.  Coupled with the experienced hand of Winemaker Brian Ahaus, Ertel Cellar wines are superb award-winning varietals that complement good food, conversation and friends. Offerings include a tasting bar, lounge, restaurant and wine market, set amidst Chateau-styled architecture, sprawling vineyards and breathtaking views. The vineyards produces 7 varieties of grapes --- Marechal Foch, Vidal Blanc, Vignoles, Traminette, Steuben, Catawba, and Chambourcin.
 

TOUR INCLUDES: Round-Trip Transportation via TURNER Motorcoach  • One (1) Lunch • Group  Admission Charges, Sightseeing, Taxes, and Gratuities

ADDITIONAL INFO:  Full payment is due at time of reservation. No refunds will be issued for one day tours. If you must cancel you may sell, give away, or contact TURNER to see if we have a wait list. You must notify TURNER of any name changes. Subject to change!
From $99.00 per person

If Paid by Cash or Check:
$99.00 Per Person

If Paid by Debit or Credit: 3.5% Charge Incurs


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