Cliveden - Virtual 'Liberty To Go See'
Liberty to Go to See returns virtually on June 19th to celebrate Juneteenth. Inspired by stories found in the Chew Family Papers and based on a script written
Liberty to Go to See returns virtually on June 19th to celebrate Juneteenth. Inspired by stories found in the Chew Family Papers and based on a script written by Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Liberty to Go to See takes audiences on an intimate journey through the lives of Chew family members and the men and women—black, white, enslaved, and free—who worked for the family from the 1760s to the 1860s.
This year’s presentation will feature an introduction from Cliveden’s Education Director, Carolyn Wallace and local facilitator Patricia Scott-Hobbs, followed by a video adaptation of Liberty to Go to See and ending with a question-and-answer session with director Johnnie Hobbs, Jr., writer Gail Leslie and actors that brought the stories to life. We encourage you to stay and share your thoughts about the play.
Registration is open until June 19th. The event is free and open to all. For those who are able, a donation of $10 per person suggested. Visit Eventbrite to sign up. After completing the registration, you will receive a link for the event; Eventbrite will also send you reminders leading up to June 19th. If you do not receive the link, please contact Jocelyn Rouse, Marketing and Business Operations Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 215-848-0290.
Liberty to Go to See is supported by The Haley Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 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.