Now Available: 2013/2014 Annual Report
What is 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.
"A. Neave Brayshaw and the Re-Invigoration of the Quaker Peace Testimony During World War I"
Stephen Angell, Geraldine Leatherock Professor of Quaker Studies at Earlham School of Religion
Monday, July 28, 7 p.m.
"Friends Abroad: Wilmington Quakers in World War I"
D. Neil Snarr, Professor Emeritus of Wilmington College
Tuesday, September 30, 7 p.m.
"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.
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
Gallery Hours through December 12:
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Last Saturday of the Month, 12 noon to 5 p.m.
CLOSED September 1, November 27 & 28