The PYM Calendar

Please note: The PYM Calendar is for all events in the PYM region under the care of any Quaker meeting, organization, school, committee, collaborative, or other group. Events hosted by individuals are not permitted.

Jan
22
Mon
The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code at The Barn at Pendle Hill
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code @ The Barn at Pendle Hill | Nether Providence Township | Pennsylvania | United States

Due to inclement weather on January 8, we will be re-screening the documentary, The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code, which reveals the origins of our nation’s laws and institutions in the Christian Doctrine of Discovery, and the devastating consequences of the domination code that gave “Christian” sanction to seizing territory and enslaving and subduing non-Christian humans.

Jan
28
Sun
The Lenape and Early Friends in the Delaware Valley at Merion Friends Meetinghouse
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm
The Lenape and Early Friends  in the Delaware Valley @ Merion Friends Meetinghouse | Merion Station | Pennsylvania | United States

In this lecture, Nancy V. Webster will present the culture of the Lenape Indians prior to the arrival of Europeans and the history of early interactions with Europeans, including Quakers.

Nancy is the curator of the Friends Historical Association, a member of Swarthmore Meeting, and a 14th generation Friend born and living in Lenapehoking.

Book Talk: A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time at The Barn at Pendle Hill
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Book Talk: A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time @ The Barn at Pendle Hill | Nether Providence Township | Pennsylvania | United States

Join Paula Tarnapol Whitacre as she speaks about her research and writing of her recent biography of Julia Wilbur, a Quaker abolitionist who in 1862 moved from the hotbed of Northern abolitionism in Rochester, NY, to Alexandria, VA, at the very edge of the Civil War to help African American refugees from enslavement and wounded Union soldiers. Copies of “A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur’s Struggle for Purpose” will be available for sale and signing after the talk.

Feb
16
Fri
Friends’ Hicksite-Orthodox Schism at Wilmington Friends Meeting House
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Friends' Hicksite-Orthodox Schism @ Wilmington Friends Meeting House | Wilmington | Delaware | United States

Thomas Hamm, a leading expert on the history of Quakers in America, will give a talk on the Hicksite-Orthodox schism, which divided Friends’ Meetings across the United States and continued from the early 1800s to the mid-1900s. Professor Hamm teaches history at Earlham College, is curator of their Quaker Collection, and is a Pendle Hill board member.

May
19
Sat
Merion Friends History Festival at Merion Friends Meeting House
May 19 all-day
Merion Friends History Festival @ Merion Friends Meeting House | Merion Station | Pennsylvania | United States

Join us as we explore the lives of Quakers in 1820-1860 in Merion, PA
There will be historic exhibits for the adults and fun activities for the kids. Admission is free, and historical-inspired food can be purchased at the festival.