Wilmington Friends School, 1967

Wilmington Friends School is a preschool-12th grade school in Alapocas, just outside Wilmington, Delaware. The school was founded in 1748 by members of the Wilmington Monthly Meeting of Friends (a.k.a. Quakers). The Society of Friends is a Christian denomination founded in the mid 1600’s by George Fox in England. One of the most famous Quakers in the mid-Atlantic United States, William Penn, owned and named the ‘three lower counties’ of Pennsylvania which later broke away and became the colony and State of Delaware.

Wilmington Friends School originally aimed to provide education for children belonging to local Quakers and to poor children, whatever their race, religion, or family’s financial circumstance.

Today we explore the 1967 yearbook of Friends School- the “ Aftermath”, one of the many unique yearbooks in the Delaware Historical Society’s collection.


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