Join us Saturday, May 7th, for the penultimate lecture in CFHA’s Quakerism in the Atlantic World series. The previous eight lectures have proven wonderful opportunities for thoughtful dialogue and engagement in the broader Quaker scholarly community. We’re excited to welcome our next presenter, Dr.
We are deeply saddened by the recent passing of our dear friend and Co-Chair of CFHA, Gordon Thompson. Gordon was a tireless advocate for CFHA and provided dedicated leadership which furthered the mission of CFHA.
Below is a link to Gordon’s obituary, which includes a link to the recorded memorial service. . . . (Click here to read more) “Gordon Thompson passes, January 14, 2022”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Every June 13th, the Uxbridge Quaker Meeting House hosts an annual service. This year, on its 212th anniversary service (and 201st anniversary of the meeting house), Chair Rob Croxall and several committee friends worked to provide an online service that can be viewed via YouTube. . . . (Click here to read more) “Uxbridge Quaker Meeting House Annual Service Online”
Moore Family Reunion and Presentations 2021
July 17, 2021 via Zoom
All are welcome to attend the upcoming 2021 Moore Family Reunion, which includes three presentations that are of note to CFHA members. This event is a gathering of the descendants and friends of Samuel Moore I, of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the Province of New Jersey, born c. . . . (Click here to read more) “Moore Family Reunion & Presentations”