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The African American Experience at Epsom Farm

June 2, 2019 1-3 PM
at Cliveden

Located in Baltimore County, Maryland, Epsom Farm produced cereal crops, hay, fruits, dairy products and livestock with a labor force including free and enslaved men and women. Henry Banning Chew (1800-1866) and his first wife Harriet Ridgely Chew (1802-1835) gained ownership of Epsom Farm and 19 enslaved people in 1829 after the death of Harriet's father Charles Carnan Ridgely (1760-1829). The Chews owned the property until 1921, when it was then sold to Goucher College. 

On Sunday, June 2nd, Tina Sheller, Assistant Professor of History at Goucher College, and two alumnae--Hannah Lane and Sophia Lipman--will present research on Epsom Farm and the free and enslaved workers who toiled on the property. In addition to the presentation, view a new exhibition based about the African American's at Epsom Farm with artifacts found on Goucher's campus. Tickets are $8 and on sale now here: 

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