Walking Tour of Quaker Flushing
Sunday, March 30, 2014
12:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
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Well before the establishment of Willaim 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 Homestead, home to the Queens Historical Society, to view the exhibit Practicing Equality, Quakers in Queens, and enjoy light refreshments.
Sponsored as a fundraiser by the Queens Historical Society; $15 member/$20 non-member, includes Queens Historical Society entrance and refreshments. Meets at the northwest corner of Main Street and 37th Ave.
Reservations required (wait list after 25 people); fee collected at tour. Email Jack Eichenbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.