Cliveden: "Liberty to Go to See"
Liberty to Go to See returns this June with in-person, outdoor performances! Cliveden’s award-winning dramatic event takes audiences on
Liberty to Go to See
returns this June with in-person, outdoor performances! Cliveden’s award-winning dramatic event takes audiences on a journey through the lives of the Chew family and the men and women – black, white, enslaved, and free – who worked for the family from the 1760s to the 1860s. This year’s performance will draw on new archival research found in the Chew Family Papers through the Cliveden project, Illuminating Hidden Lives: Black Stories of the Mid-Atlantic Region. The outdoor performances and accompanying activities will not only explore how each character pursues liberty for themselves but asks visitors to examine what freedom and liberty mean historically and today.
Tickets are $20 and available for purchase through the Cliveden website: https://cliveden.org/liberty-to-go-to-see/. After purchasing a ticket, each attendee will receive a confirmation email with details of their purchase. Rain dates are available in case of cancellation due to inclement weather. Attendees will be contacted through email with information about rain date showings.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Cliveden office at 215-848-1777.
(Saturday) 3:00 pm
Cliveden of the National Trust
6401 Germantown Avenue
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.