Quaker Day is Coming!

Quaker Day is Coming!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Headline: Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse Museum’s Quaker Day 2023: Jeanette Jemison (Mohawk/Snipe Clan) on “Connecting Children to the Natural World” and presentation of “Carrying on the Vision” award, jointly, to Jeanette and Peter Jemison (Seneca)

Join us in expressing appreciation for the work and examples of Jeanette Jemison (Mohawk/Snipe Clan) and Peter Jemison (Seneca), this year’s recipients of the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse Museum’s “Carrying on the Vision” award.! We honor Jeanette and Pete for their efforts through the Seneca Art and Culture Center at Ganondagan and the Friends of Ganondagan to explore, celebrate, and share the rich and ever evolving Seneca and Haudenosaunee culture and history.

After the award presentation, Jeanette will share about creating children’s stories focusing on the natural world for Angel Jimerson (Seneca/Heron Clan) and Kalen Fontenelle (Seneca/Heron Clan). Angel and Kalen will share their thoughts on the stories and how they felt about them. Followed by a brief ceremony of thanks and recognition (across the road at the 1816 FQMM historic site) for the two Eagle Scouts who built benches and sign mounting structures for our Nature Trail, and then light refreshments. Opportunities to explore our nature trail and to talk with 1816 board members about restoration efforts now underway will also be available!

Where:

Farmington Friends Meetinghouse, 187 County Road 8, Farmington, NY, 14425 AND 1816 Farmington Quaker

Meetinghouse Museum, 230 Sheldon Road, Farmington, NY, 14425.

When:

Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Program Description:

10 a.m.: Coffee and light refreshments in the lower level of Farmington Friends Meetinghouse.

10:15 a.m.: Presentation of “Carrying on the Vision” award in Farmington Friends Meetinghouse.

10:30 a.m.: Connecting Children to the Natural World program, lower level of Farmington Friends Meetinghouse.

Noon: Visitors walk across the road to the 1816 FQMM historic site for recognition of Eagle Scouts Owen Woodhouse and Owen Binder and their work on the 1816 FQMM’s Nature Trail, followed by light refreshments, social gathering, and walks on the nature trail.

1:30: Festivities conclude.

Quaker Day is generously supported by the Indian Affairs Committee of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, the Earthcare Committee of Rochester (NY) Friends Meeting, our Farmington community partners, and individual donations from our attenders and supporters.

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Meetinghouse Museum programs are free of charge to our attenders. Donations are welcome.

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