Interpretation of the Chew Family's History

Cliveden of the National Trust



Photo courtesy of Cliveden of the National Trust.

Cliveden, an 18th-century historic site once owned by the Chew family, envisioned new interpretive strategies, testing of new interactive exhibitions, revised guide training, and an extended series of programs and events. These projects, which were all based on the history of enslavement at the site, were designed to engage with Cliveden's surrounding communities, especially African-Americans, in Germantown and North Philadelphia. The project team included historians, a psychologist, filmmakers, a storyteller, community members, and representatives from reparations groups.