Reconstructing Black Families: Stories from the Chew Papers

April 18, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

In Partnership with Cliveden of the National Trust, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the African American Genealogy Group

Spread throughout the 288.5 linear feet of the Chew Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is the evidence of the lives of early American families of African descent, both free and enslaved. Recent digitization work and research by the African American Genealogy Group (AAGG) has started to re-create family groups from the Mid-Atlantic region. Hear from members of AAGG on their findings and learn from Cliveden staff about the impact this work has on the interpretation at a local historic site.

The first hour will be a presentation, available both in person at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and on Zoom. A hands-on workshop to view recently digitized materials after the presentation will be available from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM. 

Registration for Reconstructing Black Families is available through Eventbrite.