Mixing Memories – Sharing History Community Exhibition

22 Apr - 31 Jul 2016
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 Mixing Memories – Sharing History, an exhibition of kitchen objects and recipes collected from members of the community through a series of memory gathering activities conducted with local churches and senior centers.