February

African American Experience Tour

Thursday, February 21 at noon.

Free thanks to the Trustees of the Hammond-Harwood House Museum

For reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email info@hammondharwoodhouse.org

 

Join Hammond-Harwood House docent, William Ridgley Sr, for an African American Experience Tour at the Hammond-Harwood House. The African American Experience Tour will cover the stories of men and women, both enslaved and free, who built, maintained, and lived in Hammond-Harwood House.

A focus will be three enslaved women — Mary, Matilda, and Juliet — who worked at the house in the early to mid-19th century.

Other topics include how petitions for freeing certain enslaved men and women were handled, the aims of the American Colonization Society, and the successes and setbacks of one early African-American artist.