Homecoming 2020 is Canceled

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the canceling of Pennytown Homecoming 2020 because of Covid 19. We certainly hope that things are getting back to normal by August, but the Friends of Pennytown Historic Site thought it best to cancel this year’s celebration. We hope to see you on August 2nd, 2021 for a celebration of 150 years of Pennytown. Until then, please stay safe and healthy!

Join Us for 2019 Pennytown Annual Homecoming

Join us on Sunday, August 4 for our next Annual Homecoming celebration. We will meet at Pennytown Freewill Baptist Church at 11:00 am followed by lunch and fellowship at the Martin Community Center in Marshall.

See our “Homecoming” page for details on this year’s Annual Homecoming celebration.

Rain Doesn’t Dampen 2017 Homecoming Spirit

Thanks to everyone who came out to Pennytown Homecoming yesterday. It may have been rainy and cold, but that didn’t keep family and friends from gathering to celebrate the legacy of Pennytown. Special thanks to Chris Chamberlain (pictured with wife Kelsey and son Wyatt) of The Floor Guys for the refinished church floor. This beautiful floor is the last of renovations made possible by our recent fundraising campaign. Thanks so much to all who donated. You have helped us make the Pennytown Freewill Baptist Church both beautiful and structurally sound for years to come!

Pennytown Homecoming 2017


It’s almost time for Pennytown Homecoming 2017! We invite everyone to come join us in celebrating the history and legacy of Pennytown, MO, an historic black hamlet of Saline County.

Homecoming will be a great opportunity for you to see the improvements that have been made to Pennytown Freewill Baptist Church as a result of the generous donations made during our 2016 fundraising campaign. We raised $5000 to help preserve the church, and all improvements have been completed in time for 2017 Homecoming. We thank all of you whose generosity made these improvements possible.

The celebration will begin at Pennytown Freewill Baptist Church at 11:00 am on Sunday, August 6th. Following music and services, we will move to the Martin Center in Marshall (1985 South Odell) for lunch and fellowship at 12:30 pm.

We look forward to seeing all of our friends and family on August 6th!

(Please click on the “Directions” link above for instructions on how to get to Pennytown.)

Friends of Pennytown 2016 Fundraising Campaign Ends

Aunt Willean

Friends of Pennytown Historic Site would like to thank all the wonderful donors who made contributions during our recent fundraising campaign. Counting both online and offline contributions, we raised nearly $5000. We could not have expected such amazing generosity and support. This money will be used to make repairs and improvements to Pennytown Freewill Baptist Church. The church is the last standing structure of Pennytown, Missouri, and your donations will insure that it stands for many years to come. Thanks to all our friends, family, and supporters!

Thank You for the Donations!

Our campaign to make repairs to the Pennytown Freewill Baptist Church has raised an incredible $1800 in only two weeks. Thank you to all the generous folks who contributed. This will help us make important repairs that will insure the Church remains in good condition for years to come. We are still raising money — today at Pennytown Homecoming, and over the next week online — so there is still time to give if you haven’t yet done so. Thanks again to all Friends of Pennytown!

Click here to contribute.