John Bowne House

John Bowne House The John Bowne House is an historic home important for its role in establishing religious tolerance located at 37-01 Bowne Street, Flushing, Queens, New York.Built around 1661, it was the location of a Quaker meeting in 1662 that resulted in the arrest of its owner, John Bowne, by Peter Stuyvesant, Dutch Director-General of New Netherland.
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Bowne appealed his arrest successfully to the Dutch West India Company and established a precedent for religious tolerance and freedom in the colony. His appeal helped to serve as the basis for the later guarantees of freedom of religion, speech and right of assembly in the Constitution.The Bowne House has been a museum since 1947, except for being closed the last ten years. After an exterior reno

Bowne appealed his arrest successfully to the Dutch West India Company and established a precedent for religious tolerance and freedom in the colony. His appeal helped to serve as the basis for the later guarantees of freedom of religion, speech and right of assembly in the Constitution.The Bowne House has been a museum since 1947, except for being closed the last ten years. After an exterior reno

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