Annual Dickinson Memorial – February 17, 2018

Join us for our Annual Dickinson Memorial to celebrate the legacy of local Founding Father John Dickinson and his impact on the formation of our young nation. We will enjoy a performance by Dickinson descendant Evelyn Swensson of his rousing “Liberty Song” with piano accompaniment by Lennea Raffaele. Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki will read the original eulogy from Dickinson’s funeral. We will also learn more about this passionate patriot from historian Dick Carter and lay a beautiful wreath created by local florist Flowers by Tino at Dickinson’s grave. Refreshments to follow at 521 N West nearby. Please join us!

3rd Annual Friends of the Arts Festival Sponsored by PNC Bank – June 4, 2017

Join QHHPF for its 3rd Annual Friends of the Arts Festival alongside the 11th Annual Berry Festival at the Friends Meeting House. St. Peter’s and Friends Meeting have been neigbors for over 200 years in the heart of historic Quaker Hill. Join us for family friendly fun, food, music, games and beautiful art to purchase. We will be celebrating local artists such as Patricia Dawson, Eunice LaFate, Madeline Porter, Kaitlyn Altieri, Tom Tully, Christine Warheit, Augusto Amurao and others from the Creative Visions Factory. We will also enjoy a Festival Finale concert courtesty of Wilmington Concert Opera. Come learn about our history, support our mission and have FUN!

UGRR Workshop sponsored by M&T Bank – April 15, 2017

Join the QHHPF for our last FREE Underground Railroad Workshop on Saturday, April 15 from 12-2 p.m. Educator Harper Gould will lead an interactive lesson on local heroines and Freedom Seekers such as Rachel Mendenhall Garrett, Emeline Hawkins and Harriet Shephard. Through their inspiring stories, explore the unique hardships faced by women on the quest for freedom and create our own version of the multi-purpose Quaker Friendship Quilt. LUNCH provided. Contact Ashley Cloud for further details and confirmation at ashley@quakerhillhistoric.org.

Harriet Tubman Day Celebration Downtown – March 11, 2017

Come celebrate Harriet Tubman Day with QHHPF and the Delaware Historical Society on Saturday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The celebration will begin with the State of Delaware Proclamation on the steps of Old Town Hall on Market Street and then hands-on activities that highlight Harriet Tubman’s legacy and Wilmington’s contribution to the Underground Railroad.

UGRR Workshop Sponsored by M&T Bank – February 25, 2017

Join us for a FREE interactive, family-friendly Underground Railroad workshop in the historic Wilmington Friends Meeting House on Saturday, February 25 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Enjoy PIZZA while educator Darleen Amobi teaches about the struggles and creativity of Freedom Seekers, such as Henry “Box” Brown. Courtesy of the DE Humanities Forum, prepare to be regaled by the first person account of Private James Elbert: African-American Delawarean, solider in the Union Army and hero of Polktown.

Annual John Dickinson Memorial – February 18, 2017

Join QHHPF and the Friends of the Dickinson Mansion for the Annual John Dickinson Memorial on Saturday, February 18 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. as we celebrate the enduring legacy of founding father, patriot, author and Delawarean John Dickinson. Learn about Dickinson’s contributions to local and national history while enjoying refreshments in the historic Wilmington Friends Meeting House located in the heart of downtown Wilmington and the historic district of Quaker Hill.

Underground Railroad Workshop sponsored by M&T Bank – Saturday, January 28

Join us on Saturday, Jan. 28 for our Underground Railroad Workshop Sponsored by M&T Bank from 12pm-2pm at the historic Wilmington Friends Meeting House at 4th and West Streets downtown in the heart of historic Quaker Hill. Lunch will be provided as we learn about Harriet Tubman and Wilmington’s vital role in the Underground Railroad from scholar Patricia Lewis with a fun, hands-on activity by artist Mia Muratori. The workshop is FREE to children and their families. To confirm attendance or ask any questions, please contact Ashley Cloud at ashley@quakerhillhistoric.org