Research: Spotlight from the African American Genealogy Group

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Three blog posts on the AAGG’s research into the Chew Family Papers & putting a spotlight on discoveries! Adrienne Whaley and the members of the African American Genealogy Group of Philadelphia (AAGG) have worked with the Chew Family Papers for the last two years to lift up stories of the enslaved families and communities that…

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New Exhibition: Souls Shot Portrait Project

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Souls Shot Exhibition on display in the Cliveden Carriage House | Sept. 27th – Nov. 19th Visitors can view the second Souls Shot Portrait Project exhibition in the Carriage House from Wednesday, September 27th to Sunday, November 19th, featuring portraits of victims of gun violence from past collections. The exhibition is free to the public…

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Join us for our last Second Saturday of 2023!

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Cliveden’s last Second Saturday is on Saturday, October 14th and the theme is Advocacy! Free tours of the Main House and new exhibit, The Turmoil of Transition: The mid-nineteenth century at Cliveden, will be available from 12pm to 4pm, beginning on the hour. Cliveden’s Preservation Director, Libbie Hawes, will lead Researching Your Historic House, a…

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2023 Revolutionary Germantown Festival

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The Revolutionary Germantown Festival returns Saturday, October 7th, 10am to 4pm, rain or shine! Cliveden and the sites of Historic Germantown collaborate to highlight the diverse stories of the people who lived through the American Revolution and the Battle of Germantown, on October 4, 1777. The day promises to be one of exploration with activities…

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2023 Revolutionary Germantown Festival

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On Saturday, October 7th, bring your family and experience 18th-century Germantown at Cliveden and with the sites of Historic Germantown at the Revolutionary Germantown Festival! The festival offers plenty of family-friendly activities such as meeting first-person interpreters Ned Hector, Elizabeth Drinker, and Ona Judge; viewing British and American soldiers and learning about their experiences during…

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Sign up for three great workshops!

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Presented by WMAN Historical Preservation Initiative and Cliveden WMAN Historical Preservation Initiative and Cliveden invite you to attend three workshops about the care of materials commonly found in old homes, with a range of topics including weatherstripping, plaster repair, and repointing. Workshops take place on Wednesdays in October: October 4th, 11th, and 18th in the…

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Second Saturdays at Cliveden

Second Saturdays

Visit Cliveden on Second Saturdays, May through October from 12pm to 4pm, for community programs, free tours, local vendors & more! Each second Saturday has a theme and the 2023 schedule is as follows: May 13th: Pets June 10th: Families & Children July 8th and August 12th: Citizenship September 9th: Back to School October 14th:…

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Reconstructing Black Families: Recording Available

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2023 Cliveden Conversation Series Cliveden, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the African American Genealogy Group collaborated for the program Reconstructing Black Families: Stories from the Chew Papers on Tuesday, April 18th. The conversation discussed recent digitization work of documents from the Chew Family Papers, the work of recreating family groups done by the African…

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2023 Tour Season

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The 2023 tour season begins in May! Tours of Cliveden begin Thursday, May 4th at 12pm! Cliveden will debut a new exhibit this spring, The Turmoil of Transition: The mid-nineteenth century at Cliveden. Visitors will enter Cliveden as it was in the mid-nineteenth century – a household and a country in turmoil. This exhibit explores…

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