Founders and Builders Series: Norman Jolly

In this month’s Founders and Builders Series, we introduce you to Norman Jolly, a longtime member and treasurer of the CFHA. His life is remembered here by Sandra McCann Fuller.

Norman Thomas Jolly (1923–2012)
By Sandra McCann Fuller

Norman Jolly was born 20 December 1923, in Mossbank, south of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, the son of Thomas and May Jolly. . . . (Click here to read more) “Founders and Builders Series: Norman Jolly”

Early Quakers and Christmas

While Friends globally hold differing views on the holiday season, early Quakers did not mark Christmas as a day different from any other. In his book, Christmastime in Pennsylvania, Don Yoder argues that while Quakers were against Christmas celebrations, some Quakers in mid-nineteenth century Pennsylvania “succumbed to a modified attention to Christmas at least as a family festival.” . . . (Click here to read more) “Early Quakers and Christmas”

Founders and Builders Series: Peter Brock

In this month’s Founders and Builders Series, we introduce you to Peter Brock, a gracious supporter of the CFHA and later honorary chairman. His legacy is remembered here by Jane Zavitz-Bond.

Peter Brock: World Peace Historian
1920-2006

By Jane Zavitz-Bond

Peter de Beauvoir Brock spent his life in the study, writing and teaching of the history of peace in the world.  . . . (Click here to read more) “Founders and Builders Series: Peter Brock”

Founders and Builders Series: Fred Haslam

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”