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Pre- and post- conference experiences


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Visit to Germantown Seats of Mid-Atlantic Plantations

10:15 a.m.       Depart from hotel on bus
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Tour of Cliveden of the National Trust

12 -- 1:30 p.m.

Cooking at the Crossroads: Food, Slavery and Public Engagement
Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz

Kelley Deetz will share her research on enslaved chefs, historic foodways, and the role of entertaining in the colonial and early republic eras.  She will facilitate discussion of people, places, 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 – 2 p.m. Bus to Stenton Museum
2:00 – 3 p.m. Tour of Stenton
3:15 – 4 p.m.

Bus to Library Company of Philadelphia for Conference opening

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Overnight Stay Experience with the Slave Dwelling Project

After the close of the conference on Saturday, participants who have registered for this event will share a meal. Later they will occupy spaces where enslaved people worked, lived, and slept. Joe McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, will lead participants in a candid conversation about the historic spaces that document slavery, including those within the big house.

Registered guests should bring a sleeping bag or blanket, and they should be prepared to feel the wood floor beneath them and to hear the unfamiliar sounds and light (or lack thereof) in a historic building. Toilets, sinks, and running water available in an adjacent building.

Breakfast will be served Sunday, October 20 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Stenton.

Registration for this overnight experience is required. A charge of $25 will cover the cost of dinner and breakfast.

To register (and pay) for Pre- and Post-Conference Experiences, please click here.