Pennsylvania is not thought of as exciting state when compared to California or New York. However, the history of Pennsylvania is just as exciting and really played an important role in the early history of the United States of America. A land grant, which later became the state of Pennsylvania, was deeded to Admiral William Penn, a Quaker, This land grant was given to settle a debt owed to him by King Charles the II, of Great Britain. Admiral
Penn wanted the land to be a safe haven for his persecuted Quaker friends. Pennsylvania was called the Keystone state, as it was the state that held the weak American Confederation together during the Revolutionary war. From the times of the Revolutionary War, until today Pennsylvania has played an important role in the history of the United States.
This month's guest is Ms. Linda Reinherz. She teaches a class in English Conversation in Kukizaki and studies Japanese, Ikebana and tea ceremony now.
Come and join the crowd at the monthly Coffee Hour at the Tsukuba Information Center (3F) on Wed., Dec. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
Ibaraki International Association Tsukuba Office (Tsukuba Information Center) Chikako Ikeda Tel) 0298-52-6789; Fax) 0298-55-8294; e-mail:www[at]info-tsukuba.org
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