Farm Newsletter – July 2024

Farm Newsletter – July 2024

July 4, 2024, the 298th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. What better time to remind ourselves that we as Americans continue to debate the meaning of the ideals of that Declaration, “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”? 

What did the ideal of equal rights mean to people in 1776? What did it mean to people associated with the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse before the Civil War, as they debated questions of equal rights for Haudenosaunee people, African Americans, and women? And what does it mean to us now, as we tell their stories? 

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