Tucked away in the back corner of the park-like setting at Pioneer Town, discover a gem, the Chapel of the Cross.
Don and Inez Petersen donors of the chapel were impressed with a chapel they had visited in New Zealand. They were so impressed that they aspired to provide a place of inspiration such as this for other people. It seemed right to build the chapel in Pioneer Town.
Symbols of the Christian faith are featured throughout. Entering the sanctuary, eyes are immediately drawn to the large slender stainless steel cross in a self-standing wall seen through the large windows to the south. The effect is intriguing, giving the appearance that the wall has been pushed out and is open to the out-of-doors.
The state-of-the art three manual model of the Allen organ is the same as that installed in the largest church in the world located on the Gold Coast of Africa.
Local and out-of-town vocalists and musicians have added their special talented performances to a long list of programs given here over the years. A Chapel Committee schedules summer concerts and other programs. Weddings are planned through a Wedding Coordinator. Religious services and memorials have also been performed here.