Wilmington College Junior and Quaker Heritage Center Staffer Bri Knisley gives us an overview and update on the Center:
The Quaker Heritage Center at Wilmington College, or QHC, is a place of refuge, worship, learning and reflection. The QHC is comprised of a gallery, where we host various exhibits and educational programs for the campus and surrounding community; a meeting house, where worship is held every Thursday and numerous Quaker events occur; and a reading space, where individuals are free to kick back, relax, read about Quakerism and reflect on their innermost thoughts.
With a dynamic array of activities, we at the QHC hope to inspire our community to consider questions of peace and social justice. We hope teach both the young and old about how Quakers and non-Quakers alike have impacted the world in these areas, and how beautiful this impact has been and continues to be. Examples of our efforts include exhibits highlighting a range of topics; from student volunteer trips to workers in the Underground Railroad, to artwork by Japanese children protesting the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, to a collection of dolls from around the world. We have also worked to host the Westheimer Peace Symposium, Abraham Lincoln Day, Isaac Harvey Fund happenings and other community based educational events. (To find out more about our events and exhibits, visit www2.wilmington.edu/qhc or “like” us at www.facebook.com/QuakerHeritageCenter.)
At the QHC, many wonderful things are always going on. We are always working to inform, invoke, and inspire every person that enters, in ways that show friendship (pun intended) and peace across the world. However, we cannot take sole credit for these efforts. Without the help of our community members in Wilmington, students, staff, faculty, and Friends from across the world, our efforts would be fruitless. We welcome the Light, from every person and place, to shine in the Quaker Heritage Center at Wilmington College. When will we see yours?