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An Evening With Friends
September 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10
Indulge in complimentary light fare and immerse yourself in history with first-person presentations from some of Philadelphia’s most notable Quakers: William Still, Hannah Callowhill Penn, Lucretia Mott, and John Bartram.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to visit ASMH and Meet Quaker History with Friends of the past!
In 1682 William Penn founded Pennsylvania, but only twice did he visit his colony. Financial struggles and the border dispute with Maryland forced Penn back to England, never to return to America again. In the year 1712, Penn suffered the first in a series of debilitating strokes that left him mentally and physically incapable of conducting business. His second wife, Hannah Callowhill Penn, was left to manage his affairs not only in England, but also in the colony of Pennsylvania in America. Hannah quietly assumed responsibility for all of William Penn’s business, taking upon herself the role of “deputy husband.” Essentially, she lived a hidden life as the acting Proprietress of Pennsylvania.
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
John Bartram, portrayed by Bob Gleason