Author: Quaker House

A Unique Quaker Offering to Chautauqua

Religion is one of the four pillars of the Chautauqua experience (along with The Arts, Education, and Recreation).  The Department of Religion has a long, rich tradition of supporting denominational houses that enrich the religious and spiritual experiences of visitors at the summer assembly. The Quaker House at Chautauqua is the newest, only 3 years […]

Quaker House Hosts Homeboys and Homegirls

            Home boys and Home girls have found their Chautauqua home with the Quaker House – their official host at Chautauqua. Three groups of 4, each group comes for a week and stay at the QHC. Entering into the Chautauqua sabbatical experience, they take home experiences of sailing, new friends, and affirmation of their humanity […]


Blog post by Sue Tannehill — Steering Committee and web support. Each month during the off season, a member of our Steering Committee posts a reflection for our blog. This  month’s blog is late and as we are almost at Thanksgiving time, gratitude seems like a good theme for November. Western New York just finished […]

Goodbye Season

Good-bye Orange Good-by Red Good-bye Bestor Flower Bed Good-bye Shadow Good-bye Chalk Good-bye Private Lakeside Dock Good-bye Park Good-bye Bricks Good-bye Rowing boats with sticks Good-bye Season – Hello FallPeace be with us one and all.

Closing Chapter of the Summer

This blog is from Friend in Residence Kriss Miller – a reflection on her first year as Friend in Residence along with her husband Gary. I’ve read a lot of good books in my life, but I have read very few books that became sointertwined with my own longing that I slowed the pace of […]

Week 5 Blog Post

Guest post from our Week 5 Friend of the Week, David Wakeley.  David is from Wilmington, Delaware and is a member of Centre Monthly Meeting in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The theme from Week Five was “Democracy and the Vote.”  As I thought about how to view this theme through my Quaker filter, the words […]

What is Quaker House? What is Chautauqua?

Blog post by Max and Jane Carter Friends of the Week- Our Friends of the week, Max and Jane Carter had never experienced either Quaker house or Chautauqua. enjoy their perspective with “new” eyes. What is Quaker House at Chautauqua — and for that matter, what on earth is a Chautauqua?! After a week there, […]

With Liberty and Justice

(art by Christy Schee – ©Folding Hamster) With Liberty and Justice By Kriss Miller – Friend in Residence As the days begin to shorten and we head towards what will soon be Fall, we will leave here to face a democracy in crisis. It was pretty much unanimous. Every speaker during week 5, where the […]

Reflections from a Kenyan Quaker

Please note: This is a post from our week two Friend of the Week, Sussie Ingosi Ndanyi “We are considering you to go to Chautauqua in New York State. Expect an email soon.” These words from one of the planners at the Quaker House at Chautauqua brought a sense of excitement within me. I had […]