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 exhibit’s collections, videos, and panels, click here.

Preserving & Adapting their World: The Women of Cliveden is generously supported by The Haley Foundation, the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and Dr. Randall & Linda P. Miller in memory of Elisabeth Shellenberger (1921-2019), community member, preservation advocate, Cliveden board member and guide.