Quaker House at Chautauqua

Quaker House is located on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution (CI) in western New York, which was the home (in 1900) to the formation of Friends General Conference.

August 28 marked the end of the 2022 season. For the first time in two years, Quaker House had a full schedule, and the Chautauqua Assembly, the digital expression of CI, provided another option of access to almost all offerings, as did live streaming in various locations on the grounds.

The 2022 Friends-in-residence team was Gary and Kriss Miller, who provided hospitality and programming throughout the summer, including Kriss’s weekly “Mindfulness and Mending” gathering to teach and promote mending as both a social and spiritual practice. Friends-of-the-week included Sussie Ingosi Ndanyi, Stephen W. Angell, Max and Jane Carter, and David Wakeley, who each wrote a blog post on a designated theme such as the future of history, the natural world, new perspectives, and democracy.

The website will see less activity over the next few months, while the house will see activity of a different kind: installation of insulation for the colder months, a new bathroom for the Friends-in-residence, and other minor repairs and additions. Updates about the house, registration information for 2023, and a monthly blog by various members of the Steering Committee can be found on the website during the fall, winter, and spring.


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