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Revealing the Presence of the Enslaved

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Revealing the Presence of the Enslaved

Join historian Willa Banks for a thought-provoking afternoon talk, Revealing the Enslaved Presence at Hammond-Harwood House in the 1800s. Newly discovered evidence has shown that three to five enslaved persons resided at Hammond-Harwood House for a period of time. A discussion of these findings combined with the known experiences of domestic servants in America provides not only an identity to each enslaved individual, but also it offers a glimpse into the demands on their daily lives while serving the owners of this colonial style home.

Willa Banks has centered her studies on18th and19th century American history, with a particular focus on the state of Maryland. Prior to her employment as a consultant and speaker, she worked in the Education Department of local museums. Most recently, Willa served as the Director of Education/Curatorial Affairs at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella, Maryland.

Registration is required. To learn more about Zoom visit the Zoom website.

Interested in sponsoring this program? Email us at info@hammondharwoodhouse.org

Dalmany by Artist: Auguste Edouart (French, 1789–1861) c. 1844. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Feb 25 2021
Thursday, 2:00 pm
Price: Free
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To make a reservation call: 410-263-4683 x10
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