Cliveden Conversations

The award winning public speaking forum at Cliveden’s Carriage House brings regional and national guest speakers, poets, educators, and historians to ignite conversation in our diverse community for an intellectual and often emotional discussion on race, history, and memory in Philadelphia.

Cliveden Conversations are open to the public. Reservations are encouraged and appreciated but not required. Donations are accepted.


Cliveden Conversation featuring Gwen Ragsdale of the Lest We Forget Slavery Museum

Cliveden Conversation featuring students from Germantown Friends School

Kitchen Conversation featuring Philip Scott and Emily Cooperman

Dates for our Winter 2019 Cliveden Conversations series are available! 

*Space is limited and reservations are required.*


Bound to the Fire: How Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine

Sunday, February 24, 2019 | 10 AM-2 PM

Hosted by the Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley, featuring Dr. Kelley Deetz Fanto, program director of Stratford Valley and author