Nestled against a backdrop of glorious Wisconsin countryside Hyde Chapel is deeply rooted in the history of Iowa County.
Originally known as the Mill Creek Church, the Chapel was built in 1861, instituted on January 14, 1862 and proudly inducted
into the National Registry of Historic Places on October 13, 1988.
Situated on 40 acres in an area originally called the Mill Creek Valley, Hyde Chapel stands adjacent to a small cemetery that precedes it. While covenants from the Congregational Churches of Wisconsin were originally adopted, the church was always open to people of various faiths. The cemetery bears testimony as Congregationalists, Lutherans, Baptists, Methodists and Catholics who worshipped here together lay buried.
Today, an active Hyde Community Association preserves the structure and the spirit of this tiny country Chapel. Meetings are held at the Chapel in the Spring and Fall where members, friends and family gather for indoor and outdoor clean-up projects followed by a pot-luck luncheon. In December an annual holiday party is celebrated. The public is always welcome.
The Hyde Community Association (HCA) is the group of volunteers which keeps the Hyde Chapel humming along! Our work is made possible by the contributions of those who see the value in supporting the good things of the past, including this distinctive little Chapel on the little hill in Mill Creek Valley, Iowa County, Wisconsin.
If you would like to help us in our efforts to invigorate the past a membership fee of $25 should be sent to:
The Hyde Community Association
c/o Lois Montague, Treasurer
4983 Pikes Peak Rd
Ridgeway, WI 53582
HCA holds two spruce up/clean up/eat up meetings May and October) and a December Christmas party) Members are sent meeting notices two or three weeks in advance. We are also using the website more to communicate other activities.
We have a number of members who live too far away to visit regularly but they help us with their yearly dues of $10.00 and can increasingly stay up to date by visiting this website!
Hyde Chapel Holiday Party 2010
Please check back for an announcement soon!
We welcome your input and invite you to attend our meetings to help organize this exciting event!
Please visit here for the latest Hyde Chapel photos. Photo credit belongs to Robert Dott.