The congregation of Bethel AME Church was founded in 1848 and moved to its current location on Christian Avenue in 1874. This structure was built in 1909. Bethel AME has been at the center of Setauket's Native and African American community. Several community leaders served as trustees and pastors, including William Smith Sells, patriarch of the Sells lineage.
Creator: Christopher N. Matthews, Photographer
Source: Center for Public Archaeology at Hofstra University