Cover Image: Photograph of a group of people posing together in Quakertown in two rows, with one group seated in the front and the others standing behind. Other people are visible on a house porch in the background. A handwritten note on the back says "People of Quakertown." Date unknown. Image courtesy of The Portal to Texas History. Image available on the Internet and included in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.

Quakertown Stories is an interdisciplinary and experiential learning initiative that aims to integrate the history of Quakertown into courses at Texas Woman's University. Funded by the Humanities Connections Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Quakertown Stories has sponsored public lectures by local and national historians, and hosted a roundtable event featuring descendants of Quakertown residents and other Southeast Denton community members. TWU students from a variety of disciplines have been learning about Quakertown and producing creative projects and scholarly research inspired by the stories of former residents of Quakertown.

Quakertown Stories has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

Student Showcase & Town Hall

Join us for the Quakertown Stories Student Showcase & Town Hall Discussion, a culmination of the Quakertown Stories project, and discover what students have created. This event is free & open to public!

Student Showcase

1:00 - 3:00 PM

TWU students will share their research and lead a workshop, featuring student exhibits from across the College of Arts and Sciences and performances by TWU Dance, Music, and Theatre students.

Town Hall Discussion

3:00 - 4:00 PM

The student-driven Town Hall Discussion will bring together local policymakers and the TWU and larger Denton communities to engage in dialogue about the history of Quakertown and pathways for addressing its impact on community members today.

Event Details

Saturday April 30th 1-5 pm

Denton Senior Center

509 N. Bell Ave., Denton, TX 76209

Quakertown Park

Denton, TX

Program

1:00 - 3:00 PM - STUDENT SHOWCASE & PERFORMANCES

3:00 - 4:00 PM - TOWN HALL DISCUSSION

4:00 - 5:00 PM - FOOD CELEBRATION

This project is made possible by funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities. Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov

For more information, read the NEH’s press release here, TWU’s press release here, and the complete list of NEH Humanities Connections Grant recipients.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this Web resource do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.