Support Lauramoore Guest House and Retreat Center

Lauramoore House was gifted to ESR in November 2010 by the Lauramoore Friends Home Board of Directors. This historical property, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Mary Birdsall House, is a blessing that expands our ability to serve students, retreat groups, Quakers and others in the ESR community. Today, we use Lauramoore House for short-term student housing, guest lodging and retreat programming.

Since 2010 we have implemented a number of renovations, including air conditioning throughout the house, roof replacement, conversion of half baths to full baths, new carpet and furniture replacement. This work makes the building and grounds more suitable for our needs and those of our guests. We invite supporters of Earlham School of Religion, The Lauramoore Friends Home, and Historic Preservation in Richmond, to consider making a gift toward these efforts.

Gifts at any level are welcome. Those who wish to make a donation of $5,000 or more may name a room in honor or memory of a loved one or someone special. A plaque with wording of the donor's choice will be placed on the room's door. To date, six of 10 bedrooms have already been named for the following people: Sue Axtell, Thomas and Mary Thistlewaite Birdsall, Ann Woolley Kendall, Bea Kendall, Dwight and Zora Kendall and Carl and Eunice Darnell, and Jay Marshall.

For a tour of the building, or to make a gift at any level, please contact:

Matt Hisrich

Earlham School of Religion
228 College Avenue
Richmond, IN 47374