The Bowne House celebrates Sacred Sites Weekend
May 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Join us on May 18th, 2019 from 12:00-1:00 pm for House and Garden tours ($10.00) and from 1:00pm-3:00pm for a free Community Discussion about Flushing’s Quest for Religious Liberty, including a presentation:
The Bowne House as Family and Sacred Space
In 1661 when New York was still under Dutch control, the young Flushing couple John and Hannah Bowne opened their home to Friends as Quakers are called. Despite John’s arrest in 1662 for harboring Quakers and Hannah’s untimely death in 1672, the Bowne House continued to serve as the meeting place for Flushing’s Quakers for the next 30 years.
Kate Lynch, a former Albert A. Smith Fellow from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary presented “Hannah Bowne, An Unknown Quaker Woman” at the 2017 Researching New York Conference and on Hannah’s mother Elizabeth Feake Hallett at the Women in New Netherland conference at the New York State Library In 2017.