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Cliveden connects visitors to over 250 years of history.

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Join Cliveden on Tuesday, November 30th (#GivingTuesday) as we kick off our end of year campaign, 12 Ways at Cliveden: Outside In & raise funds towards outdoor furniture for Cliveden's green space!

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Slavery Documents

Confronting the Past

The institution of slavery is woven deep into the economic growth and political fabric of America. Benjamin Chew was born on a Maryland plantation into a family with a history of slave-holding dating back to the 17th century.

Preserving the Past

At Cliveden we have many fascinating item collections that help you understand the world of the Chew family. View our collections at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

 

Shown: Tea cup and saucer from 1811.

tea cup and saucer from 1811

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#GivingTuesday 2021

Join Cliveden on Tuesday, November 30th (#GivingTuesday 2021), for the first day of our end of year campaign, 12 Ways at Cliveden: Outside In! We are debuting the first video in our campaign, which discusses Cliveden’s green space and we used it to engage with our community safely during the pandemic. For #GivingTuesday 2021, our…

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Move With Love Yoga Class Update

Move With Love’s outdoor yoga classes at Cliveden will be paused due to the cold weather. Please visit their website, www.movewithlove.com, and follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MWLCREW) and on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/move.with.love/) for information about future yoga classes. Thank you.

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Indoor & Outdoor Tours in November

Indoor & Outdoor tours continue until Saturday, November 20th! Cliveden continues indoor and outdoor tours in November; the last day is Saturday, November 20, 2021. Indoors tours are available Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons at 1pm and are about an hour long. The indoor tours feature Cliveden’s Carriage House, Main House, and our women’s exhibit…

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Indoor & Outdoor Tours in November

Indoor & Outdoor tours continue until Saturday, November 20th! Cliveden continues indoor and outdoor tours in November; the last day is Saturday, November 20, 2021. Indoors tours are available Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons at 1pm and are about an hour long. The indoor tours feature Cliveden’s Carriage House, Main House, and our women’s exhibit…

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BabyWordplay Classes in Mt. Airy

BabyWordplay classes come to Mt. Airy beginning Monday, September 13th! BabyWordplay is an organization dedicated to helping children develop a love of words, stories, books, and music from an early age. Their sessions in Mt. Airy will run every Monday morning at 10am from September 13th through November 22nd and will be held on Cliveden’s…

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Mt. Airy Learning Tree Classes at Cliveden

Mt. Airy Learning Tree‘s classes are back! This fall, Cliveden will host five MALT classes in September, October and November: Preserving and Adapting Their World: The Women of Cliveden (September 20th) Seeds to Live By: Seed Saving (October 9th) Seeds to Live By: Fall/Winter Gardening (October 23rd) Vision Board Workshop for Teens (November 6th) Wine…

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Preserving & Adapting Their World

Cliveden’s newest exhibit highlights the lives of women at Cliveden: Black, White, free and enslaved, from the 18th through the 20th centuries. Preserving & Adapting Their World: The Women of Cliveden provides a case study of the ways women exercise power and agency even though society constrains them legally, culturally, and politically. To view the…

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silhouette of Charity Castle, an enslaved woman who was given to Harriet Chew (1775-1861)