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Telling the Stories of Enslaved People at Tudor Place

Special installation and tour extended.

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden’s special installation and guided tour Ancestral Spaces: People of African Descent at Tudor Place will now be open through October 13, 2024.

Ancestral Spaces tells the stories of the individuals and families of African descent who lived and worked at Tudor Place.

“The public response to Ancestral Spaces has been tremendous,” said Executive Director Mark Hudson. “It has opened opportunities for partnerships and programming that we could not have imagined when it opened in February,” he added. Earlier this year, Tudor Place was re-imagined, allowing visitors the chance to see the site through the eyes of the enslaved and free individuals for whom the historic house was both home and workplace.

The tour makes use of audio recordings, maps, artifacts and photographs to reveal how these individuals found ways to practice resistance and activism while navigating the irreparable traumas that came from the institution of slavery. Tudor Place staff collaborated with descendants of the enslaved and free Black people who worked there to develop this innovative historic house experience.

Read more about the lives of the enslaved people at Tudor Place here.