The Friendly Friday sessions are held via Zoom starting at 1:30 PM, every other Friday. The next session will be held on Friday, October 30th. Subsequent sessions will be held on Friday November 13th and 27th, and Friday December 11th. . . . (Click here to read more) “Friendly Friday Session on October 30th”
In this month’s Founders and Builders Series, we introduce you to an influential Friend and early contributor to the CFHA. Our fourth essay features Fred Haslam and is written by Dorothy Trimble. Dorothy passed in 2014 at the age of 91 but remembers the life of Fred Haslam here in her 2012 essay written for the 40th anniversary of the CFHA. . . . (Click here to read more) “Founders and Builders Series: Fred Haslam”
Please join the Canadian Friends Historical Association in a “Friendly Friday” discussion of George Fox’s journal. This Zoom session will run on Fri. Oct. 16, from 1:30-3 pm. In the course of a little more than an hour, our group covered the first 8 pages of the Journal. . . . (Click here to read more) “Join us for ‘Friendly Friday’ on October 16th”
We recently received a genealogy question in regard to the ancestry of Jemima Camp Wade (1812-1895).
In 1832, Jemima Wade married Solomon Doan, an active member of the Black Creek PM and Pelham MM. One of their children is listed in the Pelham Register as born in Crowland. . . . (Click here to read more) “Research Inquiry – Doan and Wade Families”
As students enter a fall semester full of new challenges, we want to highlight the CFHA Student Essay Award and Scholarship Program. The program was created to support students interested in Canadian Quaker history and promote awareness of local meetings among students. . . . (Click here to read more) “CFHA Student Essay Award and Scholarship Program”
For those of you who were unable to join us at the program portion of our AGM, we have a recording of Ben Pink Dandelion and Stephen W. Angell’s discussion. Ben and Stephen have been instrumental in the field of Quaker studies and we were so pleased to have them. . . . (Click here to read more) “Recording of Program Portion of AGM Available”
Freedom Forum Institute is hosting the fifth program in their series, “Religious Resolve: Stories from Our Past, for Our Future,” on the Grimké sisters. The panel, “The Grimkés Speak Out on Faith, Race, and Civil Rights,” will take place Sunday, October 11th, at 3:00 pm (EST). . . . (Click here to read more) “Robynne Rogers Healey to Speak at Freedom Forum’s Series on Faith, Race, and Civil Rights”
How many times have you seen a Quaker in a television program or movie? How often have Quakers, the Amish, and Mennonites been conflated into stock characters? We are thrilled to share this guest post from Stephen D. Brooks who is researching representations of Quakers in television and film as part of a PhD in Quaker Studies at the University of Birmingham (UK). . . . (Click here to read more) “Verifying a Quaker Presence in American Television Westerns”
Friendly Fridays launching this Friday, October 2nd – Join Us For An Introduction To The George Fox Journal
CFHA is pleased to announce that the ‘Friendly Friday’ program presentations will launch Friday, October 02, 2020 at 1:30 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (Toronto).
Everyone is welcome to participate. Sessions will be held via Zoom, and will typically last approximately an hour. . . . (Click here to read more) “Friendly Fridays launching this Friday, October 2nd – Join Us For An Introduction To The George Fox Journal”
In this month’s Founders and Builders Series, we introduce you to one of the CFHA’s early supporters. Our third essay features Elma McGrew Starr and is written by David Newlands.
Elma McGrew Starr
by David Newlands
Elma McGrew Starr (1890-1985) was a birthright Quaker and well-known member of the Canadian Yearly Meeting. . . . (Click here to read more) “Founders and Builders Series: Elma McGrew Starr”