Cliveden's Living Kitchens: Plantation Kitchens: Urban and Rural

15 Apr 2016
7pm - 9pm
Cliveden, 6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia


Audiences take in Liberty To Go To See, 2015, at Cliveden’s Main House, an interactive dramatic event based on the Chew Family Papers, produced by the New Freedom Theatre and featuring a script created through a year-long partnership between Cliveden and the Philadelphia Young Playwrights.

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. As part of the project, Cliveden presents a series of "Kitchen Conversations"—moderated discussions with scholars, community members, and activists about issues surrounding race, history, and memory.

In this "Kitchen Conversation," Dr. Doug Sanders, professor of historic preservation at the University of Mary Washington, discusses the history of plantation kitchens in urban and rural areas.

Suggested donation of $15; event includes a light meal. Interested participants can RSVP by calling 215.848.1777 ext. 223.