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Buckingham Friends sets 300th anniversary celebration


In Buckingham Township, at the Y in the road where routes 263 and 202 come together, nestled up on the hill is Buckingham Friends Meeting.

Built in 1720, the current Meeting House has been open for 300 years.

The Friends (aka Quakers) of Buckingham Meeting invite the community to join them, from 11:30 to 3 p.m. June 25, to finally celebrate the Meeting House’s anniversary. Available will be both guided and self-guided tours of the property and the Meeting House.

The nine stops will take visitors from the school, where there will be a display from the students, followed by some details about Quaker spices and queries. At the Meeting House, stories about its architecture and the role it served in the Revolutionary War will be shared. Spoiler alert: the bullet hole in the wall is still there.

The grounds will be open for picnicking. For convenience, picnic lunches with modern takes on century old recipes will be available. The the sandwiches being offered are turkey with cranberry pear relish, Ely Pork with Solebury Orchard Apple Butter, and a Vegan option of Roasted Curried Vegetables. Each sandwich will be served with sides of Saratoga Style Chips, fresh strawberries, assorted cookies, and a bottle of water. You can find out where these recipes were first published if you visit or scan the QR code to reserve your lunch with a small donation. While an order would help with the planning, the Friends intend to have lunches available to all – whether or not you ordered in advance or are able to make a donation.

Yes, you have more than a Friend, in Pennsylvania; come celebrate with all your Buckingham Meeting Friends.