Canadian Friends Historical Association (CFHA) is pleased to announce the latest collaboration with Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania. Arrangements are now in place for staff at Friends Historical Library to provide CFHA with digital images of three late eighteenth-century minute books for transcription. . . . (Click here to read more) “Friends Historical Library Provides Minute Book Images”
Dear Members of CFHA:
The following is a report and update on the activity of the Executive Committee and members during the recent months. We hope you find this information encouraging, for although Covid-19 may have altered our patterns, our work has been progressing well. . . . (Click here to read more) “March Co-Chair Update”
Many organizations have their own creation story, and CFHA is no exception. It came into being out of a concern for the preservation of a small, somewhat decrepit little meetinghouse out in the countryside west of Uxbridge, Ontario. When word that this meetinghouse might be purchased and moved to the United States reached Toronto Monthly Meeting, Kathleen Schmitz-Hertzberg made it her goal that the building and its heritage not be lost. . . . (Click here to read more) “CFHA Celebrates 48 Years!”
Though Covid-19 has thrown our upcoming AGM a few curveballs, we’re excited at the prospect of having members join us virtually on Saturday, September 26th (11:00 AM EDST Toronto time) for the CFHA Annual General Meeting. All members are encouraged to attend, and guests may request to participate by writing to [email protected] . . . (Click here to read more) “Co-Chair Update”
Randy Saylor has supported CFHA in many ways. He initiated the CFHA website and served many years as webmaster. He also initiated in Canada collaborative internet transcription of Quaker minute books, a project he continues to administer. A Quaker descendant himself, Randy has spent decades researching and writing about diverse aspects of Quaker experience. . . . (Click here to read more) “Randy Saylor presents Guide to Quaker Sources to Quinte branch of Ontario Ancestry”
As set out in the Canadian Friends Historical Association governance, the Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held on a weekend towards the end of September. This year’s AGM will take place on September 26th, 2020. Please save this date! . . . (Click here to read more) “Save the Date! AGM Planning Underway”
CFHA to produce new ‘George Fox’ set of ‘Who are the Quakers?’ display panels with grant from Samuel Rogers Memorial Trust
CFHA is pleased to announce that design and production of a new set of ‘Who are the Quakers?’ panels will commence shortly. The new panel set will present the life and ministry of George Fox, widely regarded as the spiritual and organisational founder of the Religious Society of Friends. . . . (Click here to read more) “CFHA to produce new ‘George Fox’ set of ‘Who are the Quakers?’ display panels with grant from Samuel Rogers Memorial Trust”
The Committee of Friends Meetinghouse, Uxbridge, Ontario is a group of local Uxbridge and area citizens who have provided stewardship and access to the 200-year-old local Quaker meetinghouse. They are the group which organizes and presents a popular annual gathering and contemporary church service mid-June of each year. . . . (Click here to read more) “Annual Gathering at Uxbridge Friends Meetinghouse Postponed”
Today we are announcing a new transcription available for your perusal: Muncy Women’s Monthly Meeting 1799-1819. This document was provided for our transcription by Swarthmore College Library, and was transcribed by Carman Foster.
. . . (Click here to read more) “New transcript! Plus: Help the CFHA Document Historical Quakers”
Those settling under the Pelham Meeting in the Niagara area and including the Yonge St Meeting around Newmarket mostly came via New Jersey and Pennsylvania meetings.
The “Who are the Quakers?” poster set started as an initiative of the Eastern Shore Quaker Worship Group in Nova Scotia. An initial set of 8 posters were developed as information aids to visitors to the Quaker Whaling House Museum located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. . . . (Click here to read more) “Who Are The Quakers?: George Fox”