Behind the Doors: Uncovering the Stories of Domestic Laborers at Cliveden Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz, Vice President of Collections
Behind the Doors: Uncovering the Stories of Domestic Laborers at Cliveden
Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz, Vice President of Collections & Public Engagement at Stratford Hall, will lead a discussion on the essential roles that both enslaved and paid domestic workers played in maintaining the household at Cliveden and why we should pay more attention to these histories. Behind the Doors will be held on Zoom, is free, advanced registration is required. Visit https://cliveden.org/cliveden-conversations/ and sign up today using the online form. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants on November 8th.
Behind the Doors: Uncovering the Stories of Domestic Laborers at Cliveden is the first lecture in a series of programs of the Transcending Thresholds project, funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm
A site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a proud member of Historic Germantown, Cliveden opened to the public in 1972. Built in 1763-1767, Cliveden was home to seven generations of the Chew family and the men and women who worked for them, was the site of the Battle of Germantown in October 1777, and is an important example of Philadelphia Georgian architecture. Cliveden focuses on telling the multiple narratives of the property by interpreting the buildings and grounds; giving a voice to the men and women—black, white, free, enslaved, and indentured—who played a role in the Cliveden story.