Quaker Heritage Center Presenting 'Bridges of Friendship' Exhibit

Display of Children's Dolls and Books to Be Held Concurrent with Isaac Harvey Fund's 'We Travel to Learn' Exhibit

May 7, 2013

Pictured are some of the dolls in the Quaker Heritage Center's

Pictured are some of the dolls in the Quaker Heritage Center's "Bridges of Friendship" exhibit.

The Meriam R. Hare Quaker Heritage Center at Wilmington College is hosting a display of dolls and books titled “Bridges of Friendship: How Children Learn about Other Cultures” through December.

The exhibit will be held concurrent with images highlighting the work of the Isaac Harvey Fund, titled “We Travel to Learn,” which runs through Aug. 5.

The Isaac Harvey Fund has assisted Wilmington College students and faculty in traveling abroad and within the U.S. on trips related to the concerns of Quakers – mainly peace and social justice.

QHC curator Ruth Brindle Dobyns said one of the many ways in which children learn about other cultures is through play.

“The dolls and books on display here are all part of the collections of the Quaker Heritage Center that have helped generations of children explore the daily life, traditions, games and history of groups of people around the world,” she said, noting the exhibit is a “small revival” of the “Bridges of Friendship” exhibit the QHC hosted in 2010.

The Quaker Heritage Center gallery is open weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and through special arrangements made with the curator. Extended gallery hours will be available May 11, from noon to 5 p.m.; June 8, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; July 18 and 19, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; July 20, 7 to 9 p.m.,; Aug. 1 and 2, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Aug. 3, from noon to 5 p.m.