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Investigating Mid-Atlantic Plantations:  Slavery, Economies, and Space

Pre- and Post-Conference Experiences

THURSDAY, October 17 ($20.00)
Visits to Germantown, seats of Mid-Atlantic Plantation Networks

Cliveden of the National Trust | 6401 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, 19144
Transportation via bus from Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square (220 S. 17th Street) –
Depart at 10:15 am

11:00 am - 12:00 pm        Tour of Cliveden

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm          Cooking at the Crossroads: Food, Slavery and Public Engagement: Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz 
                                                Lunch Provided

Kelley Deetz will share her research on enslaved chefs, historic foodways, and the role of entertaining in the colonial and antebellum worlds.  She will facilitate discussion of people, place, and food in the Mid-Atlantic plantation economy. The conversation will consider how history resonates in the present, can deepen our understanding of our own time, and offers recognition that racism is slavery’s legacy.  


1:45 pm - 2:00 pm         Buses to Stenton Museum 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm         Tour of Stenton

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm         Buses to Center City / Library Company for Opening


SATURDAY, October 19 ($25.00)
Stenton Museum, 4601 N. 18th Street, Philadelphia

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm        Last panel - Lives of the Enslaved 

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm        Reception

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm        Dinner at Stenton for overnight guests

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm        Overnight Stay Experience with the Slave Dwelling Project | Joe McGill
*$25 fee covers dinner Saturday night and breakfast Sunday morning  

All are invited to spend the night at Stenton to experience first-hand the lives of enslaved laborers.  We will occupy spaces where they worked, lived, and slept.  Before turning in, Joe McGill will lead participants in candid conversation that redresses our reading of historic places to consider spaces that document slavery, including spaces within the big house.  Please bring a sleeping bag or blanket; be prepared to feel the wood floor beneath you and to quiet your mind amid the unfamiliar sounds and light (or lack thereof) in a historic building. Toilets, sinks, and running water available in an adjacent building. 


(SUNDAY, October 20 ) 
7:00 am-9:00 am Breakfast at Stenton 

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