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Quaker Heritage Center Presents: Freedom Riders

Ashley Fox Staff Writer        On Thursday, March 20th the Meriam R. Hare Quaker Heritage Center of Wilmington College presented an opening reception for it’s two new traveling art exhibits: The Freedom Riders, and The Long March. The QHC also took out an in-house exhibit from 2008 called Beyond Birmingham. These three sets combine to create not only a world view of the Civil Rights movement, but a local view from citizens around our Wilmington community who impacted this pivotal time period.        Ruth Dobyns, curator for the QHC, planned for this…

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Quaker Heritage Center Presents “A Show of Respect”

Ashley Fox Witness Staff                        Wilmington College’s Quaker heritage Center exhibits three to four galleries every year. These galleries relate to the conversations and events happening on campus. In retrospect to the Westheimer Peace Symposium, on display through December 13th, “A Show of Respect” will be on open for students and members of the community. “A Show of Respect” is a collection of oil paintings by artist Helen Broadfoot that embody violations of human rights affecting children in times of…

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Westheimer to feature nature of war

Morgan Smith Editor     Wednesday October 17 will mark the 22 annual Westheimer Peace Symposium at Wilmington College. The first session begins at 10 a.m. in the Boyd Cultural Arts Center. “I’m always excited about it, “ said Ruth Dobyns, Curator of the Quaker Heritage Center and the Coordinator of the Westheimer Peace Symposium. Dobyns and the rest of the Westheimer planning committee have been meeting since January to organize the events that will take place Wednesday. The committee is comprised of Dobyns, Jim Boland of the Peace Resource…

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Searching for Peace exhibit in QHC

Press Release – October 2, 2012 Contact: Ruth M. Brindle Dobyns, Curator Quaker Heritage Center Wilmington College 1870 Quaker Way Pyle Center 1182 Wilmington, OH 45177 937/382-6661 x 719 ruth_dobyns@wilmington.edu www.wilmington.edu/qhc Quaker Heritage Center Announces Two New Exhibits The Quaker Heritage Center is continuing its exhibit theme of peace and reconciliation by featuring two new art exhibits drawing on the Quaker tradition of nonviolence. Searching for Peace and Broadside Prints from Volume IV: You Are Not My Enemy! both open on Monday, October 8, with a special exhibit reception on…

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