Quakers and the American Revolution: Fallsington Friends Take to Arms, 1775
September 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The village of Fallsington, across the Delaware River from Trenton, is one of the earliest settlements in Pennsylvania. In 1682, William Penn arrived in the colonies to set up a “Holy Experiment” in liberty, peace, and equality and established his country home at Pennsbury, three miles from Fallsington. In 1683 settlers in the area met near the falls to establish a monthly Society of Friends meeting for worship, which Penn attended when he was in the colonies. The community grew with mills, ferries, and wharves and the first meeting house was replaced in 1728 with a larger one that still stands today. By the 1770s support for independence from British rule was growing and soon revolution was on the doorsteps of this Quaker community.
Kimberly Praria, executive director of Historic Fallsington, Inc., will round out the Trent House Museum’s Summer of Revolution program series with an exploration of how Quaker men living in the village of Fallsington responded to the call for war against the British.
Hear her in-person at the Trent House Visitor Center or via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/Sept18Talk. There is plenty of free parking behind the Trent House, which is located at 15 Market Street, Trenton, across from the Hughes Justice Complex.
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