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2023 was an amazing year at Cliveden, our 50th year as a public historic site!

Cliveden accomplished much this year. In 2023, we...

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...debuted a new exhibit

Our new exhibit, The Turmoil of Transition: The mid-nineteenth century at Cliveden, debuted in May and featured three dramatic performances in the summer. The Haley Foundation generously supported both the exhibit and dramatic performances.

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...engaged with our community on Second Saturdays

From May to October, Cliveden held free community events every second Saturday. Each Saturday had a different theme such as pets, family and children, preservation advocacy and citizenship. 

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...installed new signage, gardens & The Literacy Nest

Cliveden's landscape now has new signs welcoming visitors to site and pollinator gardens. Mt. Airy CDC held a fun day to celebrate the installation of The Literacy Nest, an outdoor reading area to promote literacy in Northwest Philadelphia.

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...highlighted living history at the 2023 Revolutionary Germantown Festival

The Revolutionary Germantown Festival returned on October 7th featuring a replica of George Washington's tent from the Museum of the American Revolution, a memorial to soldiers who lost their lives at the Battle of Germantown, and a variety of activities that covered topics such as the soldier experience, brush huts and clothes.

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...worked with archaeologists in the 1767 Kitchen Dependency

Archaeologists came to Cliveden this summer and worked in the Kitchen Dependency as part of our new project, Transcending Thresholds, supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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Here are some of the exciting things coming in 2024!

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Continuing the interpretation of the mid-nineteenth century through the exhibit, The Turmoil of Transition

Renovating the Barn and Carriage House

Collaborating with consultants and the community on research and developing exhibits for our new project, Transcending Thresholds

Reimagining the Revolutionary Germantown Festival to bring the diverse stories of the revolution to life

Help support our efforts by making an end of year gift!

With your support, we can continue sharing Cliveden's stories with our community in 2024.

Use the form below to make a contribution to Cliveden.

Please contact our office at 215-848-1777 if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support!