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Pennsbury Manor

Visit the reconstructed home of Pennsylvania’s founder, William Penn (born on October 14, 1644). This was William and Hannah Penn's country estate. Learn more about the estate at

This event took place on October 21, 2021 

This session was recorded and has been added to the  State Library's Lunch-and-Learn archive online .


Read more about William Penn

Murphy, Andrew R. “2018 George Richardson Lecture: William Penn after 300 Years: Paradoxes and Legacies of a Boundary Spanner.” Quaker Studies (Liverpool University Press / Journals), vol. 24, no. 1, June 2019, pp. 5–23. EBSCOhost, doi:10.3828/quaker.2019.24.1.2. Academic Search Main Edition. Available through the Power Library

Frost, J.William. “William Penn: Quaker Humanist.” Quaker Studies (Quaker Studies Research Association), vol. 16, no. 2, Mar. 2012, pp. 174–189. EBSCOhost, doi:10.3828/quaker.16.2.174. Available Full text through the  Power Library

Palmer Jr., T.Vail. “Did William Penn Diverge Significantly from George Fox in His Understanding of the Quaker Message?” Quaker Studies (Quaker Studies Research Association), vol. 11, no. 1, Sept. 2006, pp. 59–70. EBSCOhost, Available full text through the Power Library

william Penn


Quaker studies : the journal of the Quaker Studies Research Association and The Centre for Quaker Studies, University of Sunderland. Available through the several sources State Library catalog listing for Quaker Life

William Penn with Lenape tribe

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Researching about William Penn at the State Library and other library catalogs

The following subject headings and/or keyword searches may help you locate materials about William Penn and Quaker Society in colonial Pennsylvania using the State Library catalog or your local library catalog.

Penn, William (1644-1718)

Penn, William (1644-1718)-- Biographies

Pennsbury Manor (Pa)

Pennsbury Manor (Morrisville, Pa) -- History

Pennsybury Manor (Morrisville, Pa) -- Guidebooks

Society of Friends -- History

Quakers -- History