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The History of the Quakers 

Sunday, February 21st , 12:30 p.m.
Little Red Schoolhouse, 8100 Given Road

Quakers have been worshipping in Indian Hill for more than 50 years, but not many people are familiar with the faith and practices of the Religious Society of Friends.  Sabrina Darnowsky, author of Friends Past and Present: The Bicentennial History of Cincinnati Friends Meeting (1815-2015), will take us on the path that led from seventeenth century England to the simple meetinghouse on Keller Road.  The journey began simply — just a few Quaker families, settlers in a remote frontier town. As early as 1811, they began gathering in one another’s homes, silently awaiting the leading of the Spirit. They could not have known that they were starting a faith community that would touch the lives of people around the world.  From opposing slavery, to founding such local institutions as The Children’s Home, to advocating for peace and civil rights, the members of this meeting have made an impact that continues to be felt.  The program will be an educational look into this historic faith and its significance in the Village.

A delicious brunch and refreshments will be served prior to the program.

Members $35     Non-members $45

Reservations required:  Reserve on-line or call the office, 513-891-1873.


The Society is dedicated to preserving the heritage and promoting history of the Village of Indian Hill, Ohio. It manages two historical landmarks, the Bonnell House, also known as Buckingham Lodge, and the Little Red Schoolhouse. Archives of Village history are maintained at Buckingham Lodge. The Schoolhouse may be rented for special gatherings and meetings. Programs are presented on building and home architecture, art, local history, and noteworthy families who have lived or are living in the area.