Gathering for August Quarterly

  • Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
  • Time: 13:00:00
Delaware History Museum
504 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE
  • Price: Free with admission
  • Phone: 302-655-7161

In celebration of the annual August Quarterly, young visitors (ages 5—12) and their families will enjoy a storytime about the life of Peter Spencer, explore some of the traditions of the independent black church, and decorate their own church fans. Peter Spencer (1782—1843) founded the Union Church of Africans, the first independent all-black denomination, in Wilmington in 1813. Spencer also started the August Quarterly, now the oldest continuously celebrated African American festival in the United States. He became widely known and respected in Delaware as a church and community organizer, preacher, pastor, teacher, and anti-slavery activist. Program fee is included with museum admission. Adults $6.00; Seniors (65+)/Military/Student (with i.d.) $5.00; Children (3-18) $4.00