Event Coverage

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Mary and Emily Edmonson: From Slavery in Washington, D.C., to Freedom in Macedon, N.Y.

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Washington lawyer Mary Kay Ricks (author of Escape on The Pearl) speaks on the amazing story of Mary and Emily Edmonson, who left slavery in Washington, D.C., attended a Quaker school in Macedon and then returned teach in a D.C. school for Black children. Co-sponsored with Macedon Historical Society, AKWAABA,

1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse: Equal Rights for All, from Past to Future

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Judith Wellman and Dave Bruinix discuss the historic importance of the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse for equal rights for women, African Americans, and Haudenosaunee people, as well as current restoration efforts. Co-sponsored with Howland Stone Store.

Open House & Garden Tour

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The Ontario County Historical Society organized the Garden and Historic Building Tour, which took place on July 15, 2023, in Ontario County, NY. We were thrilled to be a featured stop! Here is a brief tour of our meetinghouse, and the surrounding area, including the 1876 Meetinghouse, cemetery, and nature

Carrying on the Vision

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Presention of “Carrying on the Vision” award to Peter Jemison (Heron Clan, Seneca) and Jeanette Miller Jemison (Snipe Clan, Mohawk) and “Connecting Children to the Natural World,” by Jeanette Miller Jemison with Kalen Fontenelle and Angel Jimerson.

Reflections on a 50-Year Journey

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Laurence Hauptman, historian and SUNY New Paltz professor emeritus, lectures and answers questions in this hybrid format.

Celebrating Emily Howland

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Celebrating her induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

Restorative Justice Panel

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In honor of Bishop Desmond Tutu, this panel features representatives of Partners in Restorative Initiatives, the Center for Dispute Settlement, the Levine Center to End Hate, and the Gandhi Center for Nonviolence.

Women Who Influenced Frederick Douglass

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AKWAABA Heritage Associate’s living history presenters are accomplished educators, social workers, healthcare professionals, and professional storytellers with a passion for accurately telling the story of the Underground Railroad.

Yours for Humanity, Abby Kelley Foster

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Re-enactor Lynne McKenney Lydick speaks in Abby’s own words for this deeply researched program. Abby challenged Americans across the country, including in upstate New York, to think about the meaning of equality for all.

The Promotion of Truth and Practical Goodness

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Historian Judith Wellman, President, 1816 Board, speaks at Farmington Friends Meetinghouse.

Contemporary Quaker Witness To Peace & Justice

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Panel Discussion

General Gordon Granger and Juneteenth

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Presentation by Peter Evans, Wayne Country Historian