This photo of Elma Starr, taken 29 June 1974 by Keith Beaty for the Toronto Star, shows Elma in front of the Yonge Street meeting house. The photo was taken in anticipation of the 1810 meeting house getting central heating, electric lights, and running water. . . . (Click here to read more) “Elma Starr in 1974”
Hannah Doan (alternatively spelled Doane) was born 13 April 1812 near York, Ontario, and died 6 February 1901. Her parents, Ebenezer Doan and Elizabeth Paxson, emigrated from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to Upper Canada in 1808 where they joined the Yonge Street Monthly Meeting. . . . (Click here to read more) “Canadian Quaker Highlight: Hannah Doan Lundy”
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Annual General Meeting this year! This was our second virtual gathering, allowing for a number of attendees from a distance to participate.
Our thanks and appreciation also go to the keynote presentation panelists who shared about their research from Quakerism in the Atlantic World, 1690-1830, including Robynne Rogers Healey, Richard C. . . . (Click here to read more) “AGM 2021 Highlights”
A reminder that CFHA’s Annual General Meeting is fast approaching! Our meeting will take place online this Saturday, September 18th (beginning at 0800 Pacific, 1100 Eastern, 1600 UK).
We’re thrilled to have a Keynote Presentation beforehand by the authors of Quakerism in the Atlantic World, 1690-1830. . . . (Click here to read more) “Upcoming Keynote Presentation & AGM”
This week on the blog, we’re featuring two photos from the Elgin County Archives. The photos, taken in 1954, depict Friends after the 1954 Half-Yearly Meeting at Yarmouth meetinghouse in Sparta, Ontario. The photos were originally taken for an article in the St. . . . (Click here to read more) “1954 Half-Yearly Meeting Photos at Yarmouth”
The 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Friends Historical Association (CFHA) will be held virtually on Seventh Day, the 18th of Ninth Month (Saturday, September, 18th) 2021. Depending on your personal location and time zone, the Annual General Meeting will commence at a different time as follows:
Newfoundland and Labrador Time: 12:30 PM
Atlantic Time: 12:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Savings Time (Toronto): 11:00 AM
Central Time: 10:00 AM
Mountain Time: 9:00 AM
Pacific Time: 8:00 AM
All members are encouraged to attend. . . . (Click here to read more) “Annual General Meeting & Panel Discussion 2021”
A few weeks ago at the Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists, I connected with Kyle Jolliffe, a scholar who has written extensively for the CFHA. Part of the paper I gave at the conference discussed the Norwich Monthly Meeting and its progenitor, Peter Lossing (1761-1833). . . . (Click here to read more) “Norwich Series: A Pamphlet on Doctrine”
Have you had the chance to read through our Founders and Builders series? It’s hard to believe that last July we began our series where we introduced, month by month, eleven individuals who have played an important role in creating or maintaining the CFHA over the years. . . . (Click here to read more) “Collective Founders and Builders Series”
Know an undergraduate or graduate student interested in Quaker history? The second annual Lucretia Mott Student Essay Award is being hosted by Azusa Pacific University’s Quaker Studies program.
Students are invited to submit papers for the “Lucretia Mott Student Essay Award.” . . . (Click here to read more) “Calling all Students for the Lucretia Mott Student Essay Award”
Last month, the blog featured articles by German Friend Lutz Caspers detailing early Quakerism in Germany, nineteenth century Quakerism, and Quakers in twentieth-century Germany. CFHA’s co-founder Kathleen Hertzberg (then Kathleen Brookhouse), spent time in pre-World War Two Germany with British Friends, and her daughter, Evelyn Schmitz-Hertzberg, has provided the blog with two photos of Kathleen’s time there. . . . (Click here to read more) “Kathleen Hertzberg at Germany Yearly Meeting”