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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

Looking for more information? Give us a call at 937.481.2456 or email!

Gallery Hours

Monday-Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday; August 26, September 23, October 28, November 18 from Noon – 5:00 PM


The Quaker Heritage Center is located in the Boyd Cultural Arts Center at Wilmington College.

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NOW ON DISPLAY: “Cooperation Means Prosperity: Marshall Plan Posters for Post-WWII European Recovery”

Marshall PlanFeaturing original prints of the 25 award-winning posters used on construction sites throughout Europe during the height of the Marshall Plan, the exhibit explores the Wilmington College connection to this important part of Cold War history.

June 5 through December 8, 2017

Special Events

Thursday, September 7, 7 p.m.

“Me and Mr. Marshall” and “Treasure of the Rhone” Film Showing & Discussion with Dr. Vinny Prince, Professor Emeritus, Wilmington College

Thursday, September 14, 7 p.m.

“The First Pillar of The Atlantic Alliance” with Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer of Ohio University

Saturday, September 23, 12 noon to 5 p.m

Museum Day LIVE!

Cold War era European propaganda films showing in the gallery and art activities for children

Tuesday, September 26, 7 p.m.

“The Marshall Plan through the Looking Glass: Soviet Reaction and Response to the Start of the Cold War” with Dr. Christian Raffensperger of Wittenberg University

Thursday, October 5, 7:00 p.m.

“The Atomic Cafe” Film Showing & Discussion

Co-hosted by the Wilmington College Peace Resource Center

Tuesday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.

“French and German Recovery Efforts During the Marshall Plan” with Dr. Elana Passman of Earlham College

Watch for announcements of other film showings and lectures!


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