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Crosswicks at the Crossroads – Take a drive back into history on Crosswicks 250th anniversary

Quaker settlement Crosswicks endured numerous occupations. Come! Visit lands, ports, roads and farms with us.

The Crosswicks Meetinghouse bore witness to at least one skirmish during the American Revolution. As you stand here today, it’s important to remember the rich history that unfolded in this very place!

Are Fifth Monarchists, Diggers, Ranters and Muggletonians punk rock or pop?

Are Fifth Monarchists, Diggers, Ranters and Muggletonians punk rock or pop?

King Charles harbored a strong dislike of Puritanism. He organized their opponents. He sought absolution. He had had a sinful sexual history for which he may perhaps have been looking to be forgiven.  In pursuit of his plethora of personal wants, he mixed international intrigue with his own interests.  Thus, strangely, was born a Quaker colony. The king needed us!

A Healing Partnership: Friends Historical Library, NABS, & Indian Country Today

A Healing Partnership: Friends Historical Library, NABS, & Indian Country Today

Our relatives and relations, and seeking of Truth, Amends, Apology, Retrospective Justice on the history of Quaker Boarding Schools and Quaker colleges and institutions collaboration with the healing work of indigenous peoples through NABS

175 years after Seneca Falls, what Equal Rights Amendment mean to the 21st Century

“Shall we behold, unheeding,Life’s holiest feelings crush’d?–When woman’s heart is bleeding,Shall woman’s voice be hush’d?” Elizabeth Margaret Chandler In 1848, nearly 300 men and women gathered in Seneca Falls, New York, to begin the United States’ first public political meeting regarding women’s rights. Seneca Falls Convention resulted in the Declaration of Sentiments, a document modeled […]

Quaker simplicity in Princeton’s first European community

Summary map of early Stony Brook landowners, including William Penn’s acreage, ca. 1690-1705. Originally published in Princeton Architecture by the Princeton University Press. Prepared by Elizabeth G.C. Menzies.  Known as Wopowog to the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans, this region was attractive for its fertile soil and fresh water supply, now known as Stony Brook. For the […]

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