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  • Play Croquet!
    5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    10/08/2020
    6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

    Croquet at Cliveden returns in September and October! On Thursday, September 10th and 24th and Thursday, October 8th and 22nd, come out and play croquet from 5 PM to 7 PM. It’s free, tutorials are available from 5 PM to 5:30 PM and all equipment is provided. Masks and social distancing is required.

    Croquet is sponsored by Cliveden, Historic Germantown, and Historic Rittenhouse Town.

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  • Ned Hector & African Americans during the Revolution: A Conversation with Noah Lewis
    3:00 PM-5:00 PM
    10/17/2020
    6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

    Join Cliveden for a conversation with Noah Lewis as he shares his over 20-year experience as a first-person interpreter of African American teamster and Revolutionary War veteran, Edward ‘Ned’ Hector. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

    The program will be held in person at Cliveden, 6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144. Registration is free and open now through Eventbrite: https://cc-with-noah-lewis.eventbrite.com.

    All attendees must wear masks and maintain social distancing while participating in the conversation.

    This program is part of Considering Re-enactments: The Battle of Germantown in the Light of 21st Century Gun Violence supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and by the Interpretation and Education Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, an endowed fund made possible by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    In an era of gun violence in the United States, Cliveden looks to initiate dialogue with local and re-enactment communities about the relevancy and impact of the site’s signature event, the Revolutionary Germantown Festival featuring re-enactments of the Battle of Germantown. The Cliveden Conversations will offer input scholars and experts to start conversations with participants around the history and impact of the American Revolution.  The hope is through these discussions Cliveden can discover the impact the site’s current interpretation of Revolutionary era history has on the community, how it makes you feel, and if it resonates with you.

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  • Virtual Round Table Discussion
    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    10/21/2020

    Considering Re-enactments: The Battle of Germantown in the Light of 21st Century Gun Violence

    In an era of gun violence in the United States, Cliveden looks to initiate dialogue with local and re-enactment communities about the relevancy and impact of the site’s signature event, the Revolutionary Germantown Festival featuring re-enactments of the Battle of Germantown. Through discussions with local stakeholders, Cliveden hopes to learn from you:

    • How can Cliveden tell the authentic story of the Battle of Germantown and the American Revolution that is relevant to you and not an over-simplified version front loading violence?
    • How can Cliveden include different perspectives in the re-enactment?

    Through these questions and others, Cliveden hopes to discover the impact the site’s current interpretation of Revolutionary era history has on the community, how it makes you feel, and if it resonates with you. 

    We hope you will join us and share your thoughts virtually on Zoom on Wednesday, October 21 at 7 pm

    RSVP to Leslie Russell Winder at [email protected]


    This program is part of Considering Re-enactments: The Battle of Germantown in the Light of 21st Century Gun Violence supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and by the Interpretation and Education Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, an endowed fund made possible by a challenge grant form the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

     

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  • Play Croquet!
    5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    10/22/2020
    6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

    Croquet at Cliveden returns in September and October! On Thursday, September 10th and 24th and Thursday, October 8th and 22nd, come out and play croquet from 5 PM to 7 PM. It’s free, tutorials are available from 5 PM to 5:30 PM and all equipment is provided. Masks and social distancing is required.

    Croquet is sponsored by Cliveden, Historic Germantown, and Historic Rittenhouse Town.

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