Cliveden's Living Kitchens: Mid-Century Modern

22 Oct 2016
3pm - 8pm
Cliveden, 6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia


Interior of the Cliveden Main House’s 1959 kitchen space, built from a kit made by the Quaker Maid Company. Hailed in the 1950s as the “Kitchen of tomorrow,” it is located in what was once a Colonnade (circa 1776) that connected the Main House with the Kitchen Dependency outbuilding.

In conjunction with its ongoing Living Kitchens project, Cliveden of the National Trust presents Mid-Century Modern, an event exploring the mid-century architecture of the historic site with 1960s-themed food, pop-up shops, board games, and television shows.

Through Cliveden's Living Kitchens, Cliveden of the National Trust undertakes a historical interpretation project that compares domestic life in two centuries through the exploration of the 1767 and 1959 kitchens inside Cliveden's historic Germantown mansion, revealing how architecture, design, and the technology of the times defined the experiences of those enslaved and in service and their relationships with the household's family.