Wilmington College Quaker Heritage Center

What's Happening at the Quaker Heritage Center?

100 years ago, one of the Earth's most deadly conflicts began: World War I.  By the end of "The War to End All Wars," over 37 million people were dead, wounded, or listed missing.  This powerful exhibit tells the story of that war through the words and images of the people who lived it as soldiers, civilians, and Conscientious Objectors...and invites you to consider your own stance on war.

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Exhibit Programs 

"Words of World War I Poetry Reading"

  • Students, Faculty, and Staff of Wilmington College
  • Tuesday, November 4, 4 p.m.
  • T. Canby Jones Meetinghouse, Boyd Cultural Arts Center

"All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914"

  • Cantabile Men's Ensemble under the direction of Steven Haines
  • Tuesday, November 11, 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 15, 7:30 p.m. 
  • Quaker Heritage Center Gallery, Boyd Cultural Arts Center


College-Community Chorus Christmas Concert

  • Featuring carols from around the world from the World War I era 
  • Sunday, December 7, 7:30 p.m. 
  • Heiland Theatre, Boyd Cultural Arts Center

Also on display: A Quaker Journey Story

In 1828, the Walthall family, Quaker ancestors of Meriam Hare, decided to leave their home in Gravely Run, Virginia, and journey to Ohio.  In the late 1880s, almost 60 years after their journey, William Walthall recalled the trip he experienced as a child in his memoir.  Experience their journey through the words of William Walthall and the treasures of the Walthall family.

Want to learn more about Quaker migration patterns?  Check out these titles

On display January 8 through December 12, 2014

Winter Gallery Hours:

  • Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesdays in January, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Last Saturday of each month, 12 noon to 5 p.m.
  • CLOSED Friday, December 19, through Friday, December 2
  • CLOSED Monday, January 19