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Quaker Heritage Center

Welcome to the Quaker Heritage Center

Our exhibits, programs, and special events help our students, faculty, staff, and community members to better understand what we mean when we say Wilmington is a Quaker college.

Learn more about the Quaker Heritage Center

Gallery Hours

  • Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • CLOSED AT NOON July 15 and July 29
  • CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY September 5
NOW ON DISPLAY: Boycott – The Art of Economic Activism

QHC BoycottJuly 5 through October 14, 2016

This exhibit features over 50 posters from more than twenty boycotts, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, United Farm Workers’ grape and lettuce boycott, divestment from South Africa to protest Apartheid, boycotts of corporations using sweatshops, the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, and many others. The exhibition was initiated by the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action, and produced in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Political Graphics.

Exhibit Reception: Saturday, July 30, 3 to 5 p.m.

Museum Day Live! Saturday, September 24, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Film Showings, Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

• September 13: “Boycott”
• September 20: “Cesar Chavez”
• September 27: “Walkout”

Love history? We're hiring!

The Ohio History Connection seeks AmeriCorps Members for their AmeriCorps program, the Ohio History Service Corps.

Ohio History Service Corps members provide service to Ohioans each year in the categories of historic site survey, collections digitization, and capacity building for local historical organizations. The latter includes volunteer recruitment and management, event planning, convening partnerships, K-12 education outreach, and more.

The Ohio History Service Corps program has two components: Local History members and Community Surveyor members. Each of these AmeriCorps volunteer groups will help local organizations put history to work in their community.

Interested in joining the Ohio History Service Corps? We’re now accepting applications for our 2016-2017 program year, beginning in September! We have positions available around Ohio.

Learn more and apply for a:

Also on Display


QHC-SephiaIn 1828, the Walthall family, Quaker ancestors of Meriam Hare, decided to leave their home in Gravely Run, Virginia, and journey to Ohio.  In the late 1880s, almost 60 years after their journey, William Walthall recalled the trip he experienced as a child in his memoir.  Experience their journey through the words of William Walthall and the treasures of the Walthall family.


Affiliated Organizations

Museum Alliance