Deborah Haines of Alexandria Meeting will discuss William Penn and equality. Deborah has led many well-received ARE discussions in the past. This will be on 4/14, at 9:30 a.m., in the Music Room (basement) of the SAM Building.
By way of background, when William Penn first arrived in the new colony of Pennsylvania in 1682, he quickly put in place a system for organizing settlement of the land. He ordered his surveyors to move outward from Philadelphia, creating contiguous townships consisting of small farms laid out along either side of a central road. William Penn’s townships have received little attention from historians, but they were just as much an expression of religious values as New England’s famed village centers.
Come learn more about how the egalitarian Quaker concept of community shaped the landscape of southeastern Pennsylvania in the seventeenth century, and helped lay the foundations for American democracy.
For more information, contact Ron W. If you want child care through Grade 6, please contact Marion H. (See Directory).
Bethesda Friends Meeting
Mailing Address:P.O. Box 30152, Bethesda MD 20824
Our Meetinghouse is on the campus of the Sidwell Friends Lower School at the intersection of Edgemoor Lane and Beverly Road in Bethesda, Maryland
We are a member of the Religious Society of Friends
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