Quaker Flushing Walking Tour


Well before the establishment of William Penn’s Quaker refuge in Pennsylvania, Quakers had migrated from intolerant New England towns to Flushing where “freedom of conscience” was promised by the Dutch West India company. The Flushing Remonstrance was proclaimed in 1657 to oppose Governor Stuyvesant’s attempt to ban Quaker practice. This walk will visit: the 1694 Quaker Meeting House, Bowne House, the sites of the Remonstrance , and George Fox’s monument. Influences of Flushing’s Quaker nurserymen will be discussed. The tour will end at Kingsland Manor, home to the Queens Historical Society, to view the exhibit Practicing Equality, Quakers in Queens and enjoy light refreshments. Sponsored as a fund raiser by the Queens Historical Society; $15/$20 member/non-member includes QHS entrance and refreshments. Meets at NW corner Main St/37 Ave (Flushing #7) Reservations required (wait list after 25); fee collected at tour. Email Jack Eichenbaum jaconet@aol.com


Date/Time

Sunday, March 30, 2014
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location

Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
143-35 37th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354

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