A Closer Look at a Pennsylvania Origin Story

A Closer Look at a Pennsylvania Origin Story

An exhibit in Haverford’s Magill Library, born of a spring 2017 history class, attempts to distinguish fact from fiction in examining William Penn’s Colonial-era treaty with the Lenape Native Americans.

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Abigail Corcoran ’17

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Abigail Corcoran ’17

The history major was inspired by diaries she found in Quaker and Special Collections to craft a thesis on the transition to womanhood in mid-19th century Philadelphia Quaker communities.