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Enslaved and Free Black Artisans and the Built Environment of DC

Landmark Lecture on the contributions of Black craftsman and how enslavers profited from their labors.

Join Tudor Place Curator Rob DeHart on September 13, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for a lecture on “Enslaved and Free Black Artisans and the Built Environment of the District of Columbia.”

Of all the  skilled craftsmen that constructed the center block of Tudor Place in 1816, only one was recorded: enslaved plaster artisan Sam Collins. Learn about his life, how he obtained his freedom and succeeded at establishing a family in Georgetown.

Rob DeHart has served as curator at Tudor Place since 2021. He obtained his MA in Public History from Middle Tennessee State University and worked on numerous award-winning exhibitions and projects during his tenure as a history curator at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville. He also volunteers as a peer reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums.

Members: Free | Non-members: Free

Note: This program will be held LIVE at Tudor Place and  virtually.

In-Person Registration Link: Click here. You will be sent health & safety guidelines via email one day before the event.

Virtual Registration Link: Click here.  You will be sent instructions on how to access the virtual event one day before the event.