Sustenance & Soul

06/09/2018 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Address: 6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Join foodways historian Michael Twitty and local jazz great Warren Oree for a day of food and music as we explore the history of the Chews and their enslaved and free workers in new ways. This event is free to the public, will be held outdoors on our beautiful grounds, and will feature a cooking demonstration by Michael Twitty and a jazz concert performed by Warren Oree! Copies of Mr. Twitty’s award-winning book, The Cooking Gene, will be available for purchase courtesy of Blue Marble Books. 

We encourage you to bring family, friends, a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic on June 9th. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

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    As part of Historic Germantown's Independence Day Celebration, Cliveden will be open 12 PM to 4 PM. Admission is FREE! We will have a variety of activities for visitors of all ages, such as tours of our Main House; new exhibition, The Chews & The Complex Institution of Slavery, permanent exhibition, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness? and loaned objects from the Lest We Forget Slavery Museum; and interactive activities in our 1767 Kitchen Dependency and 1959 Kitchen.

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