Stenton: Vault Visit - Realizing Dinah of Stenton

01mar4:00 pmStenton: Vault Visit - Realizing Dinah of Stenton

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This Friday, March 1st join Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Stenton on Facebook LIVE at 4pm. Stenton curator Laura Keim will visit HSP’s vaults to discuss key archival finds that allowed Stenton to reconstruct the life of Dinah, a once enslaved woman who saved the house from intended burning by British soldiers in 1777. A component of “Inequality in Bronze,” Stenton’s community-engaged artist selection process, this research fed into realizing a new Dinah memorial space at Stenton – to be publicly unveiled on April 20th. Bring your questions and curiosity!


On Facebook Live – more info HERE



(Friday) 4:00 pm



Stenton is one of the earliest, best-preserved, and most authentic historic houses in Philadelphia. Completed in 1730 as a country-seat, plantation house for James Logan - Secretary to William Penn; merchant, politician, justice, scientist, and scholar – Stenton was home to six generations of the Logan family, as well as a diverse community of servants and enslaved Africans, including Dinah, who lived and worked at Stenton for over 60 years. Furnished with 18th- and 19th-century Logan family objects, and remaining in little-altered condition, a visit to Stenton offers an unparalleled experience of early 4601 N. 18th St. Philadelphia, PA 19140

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