[saymaListserv] Fw: Quaker Vacation!!!! GUILFORD COLLEGE Conference: Discover Early Friends in NC

Julia Ewen jewen at micronetsystems.net
Sat May 31 10:23:48 JEST 2003


----- Original Message -----
From: "Julia Ewen" <jewen at micronetsystems.net>
To: "Nancy Whitt" <nmwhitt at mindspring.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2003 10:23 AM
Subject: Fw: Quaker Vacation!!!! GUILFORD COLLEGE Conference: Discover Early
Friends in NC


> Just found out I omitted the date on the conference. Corrected version
> follows:
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Julia Ewen" <jewen at micronetsystems.net>
> To: "Atlanta Friends Meeting" <afmquakers at hotmail.com>
> Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2003 9:59 AM
> Subject: Quaker Vacation!!!! GUILFORD COLLEGE Conference: Discover Early
> Friends in NC
>
>
> > Guilford College, a Quaker college in Greensboro NC, is sponsoring a
> > conference on what life was like for early Friends who settled the
> Piedmont
> > region of the Carolinas in the early 18th century. Learn how Quakers'
> > underlying faith and practice have influenced daily life, life during
> > wartime, and other trying times. Explore the beliefs and spiritual
> practices
> > that undergird Quaker life. For information call 336-316-2342.
> July15-20 is the conference date.
> >
> > This is the area where I grew up. It is rich with historic Quaker sites,
> > including a Quaker homestead from the pre-Civil War era that was a stop
on
> > the underground railroad, and which still has one of the false-bottom
> wagons
> > that transported fleeing slaves. Deep River Meetinghouse, built in 1774,
> is
> > still in active use for worship! and Springfield Friends Meeting has a
> > Quaker museum. Guilford College Library's Quaker Room has some of the
best
> > archives and research materials on Quakers in the country, certainly the
> > best in the South. Within an hour's drive east of Greensboro is Snow
Hill,
> a
> > Quaker site with some great history around the anti-slavery movement. I
> > think there is still an outdoor drama there celebrating that history.
> >
> > Within a half-hour's drive to the West is the restored colonial Moravian
> > community of Salem in Winston-Salem, where costumed docents tell you
about
> > daily life for these "plain and pacifist" German folk, who were and are
> > similar in a lot of ways to Quakers.
> > They make terrific ginger cookies and sugar cookies! Have some with the
> > wonderful Moravian style coffee...
> >
> > And in the late 1600's and early 1700's George Fox made a missionary
> journey
> > through eastern North Carolina. The coast is only a couple of hours from
> > Greensboro. You can play on the beach and swim in the ocean and drive
> > through the sort of swamps that George Fox endured on foot and by boat
to
> > spread the Quaker message in the New World.
> >
> > If you've been wanting to immerse yourself in Quaker heritage for a
> vacation
> > trip without having to do a transAtlantic flight to Northern England,
> > consider North Carolina this summer.
> >
> > (And neither the NC Tourist Bureau nor Guilford College has me on their
> > payroll! ( Grin!!) )
> >
> > Julia Parker Ewen
> >
>




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