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.
From the application process to returning home after two years abroad, this exhibit explores what it is like to serve with the Peace Corps. Covering everything from where volunteers live to what they eat and the work they do, the pictures and first-person stories in this exhibit bring the Peace Corps experience to life. Later in the semester, we’ll be adding information to the exhibit to tell the specific Wilmington College/Peace Corps story, including a video featuring interviews with local Return Peace Corps Volunteers.
With each exhibit, we strive to connect the Wilmington College student experience to the wider world of Friends and Quakerism. This exhibit reflects Wilmington College’s Quaker-inspired values of Community, Diversity, Peace & Social Justice, and Service & Civic Engagement.
In 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.