First Congregational Church

210 West Fifth Street
Yankton, SD 57078

Builder: Wm. Johnson & Son, Op. 699, 1888.
Manuals: 2
Ranks: Unknown
Action: Mechanical

Notes: As the first Congregational church in the Dakota Territory – founded in 1868 – we celebrate and honor our history, but never take our eyes off God’s vision for the future and our commitment to mission and ministry in the present. Now a part of the United Church of Christ, we call ourselves the United Church of Christ (Congregational) and work hard to serve an ever-changing society, here at home and around the world. Yankton, South Dakota (population 14,700) was founded in the 1860s on the banks of the Missouri River. Yankton is a recreational mecca, a college town, a medical center, and much more. The church has always been a part of its life and mission.

An original Johnson installation, identified by John Igoe, using information found in Johnson Organs, 1844-1898: Wm. A Johnson, Johnson Organ Co., Johnson & Son: a documentary issued in honor the two hundredth anniversary of his birth, 1816-2016 / by Scot L. Huntington, Len Levasseur, Barbara Owen, Stephen L. Pinel, and Martin R. Walsh. Cranbury, New Jersey: The Princeton Academy of the Arts, Culture, and Society, 2015. Organ Historical Society as of 2020.