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Happy Hour with the Historian: The Quaker Response to the Civil War
August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm| $5.00
Join us on the lovely evening grounds of Graeme Park (indoors in cooler/inclement weather) for a few drinks, munchies, and 30-40 minute talk on a topic of historical interest. $5/cover charge; cash bar and food. No cover charge for members. Bar opens at 6 pm, lecture starts at 7 pm.
Four generations of the Penrose family lived at Graeme Park from 1801 – 1920. As Quakers they were morally opposed to slavery and to war. How did they and other local Quakers react when the Civil War broke out? On one hand it was a morally justifiable cause, on the other it was a war that would tear families apart.
Graeme Park volunteer Charlotte Filiciatto has a degree in history from Moravian College and is currently enrolled in the Historic Preservation program at BCCC.