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(SPECIAL TOUR) Seeds of Dissent: Equally Free With Myself (2017)

  • Date: October 14, 2017
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Location: Bartram’s Garden5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Philadelphia, 19143
  • Phone: 215-729-5281

The “Equally Free With Myself” tour will explore Bartram’s Garden through the lens of a new research project into the Garden’s Black history. Sharece Blakney, Bartram’s Research Fellow and history graduate student at Rutgers-Camden, will lead this tour and share histories about the Black people who lived at the Garden and in the nearby neighborhood during the time of the Bartram’s.

Free

The Garden has long been a place for the exchange of ideas. In the 18th and 19th century, notable persons in the fields of art and science and from the political realm would gather here at this garden to walk its grounds and discuss abstract ideas and the issues of their time.  The Garden was seen as a place of ideas and imagination – where the passing of the seasons and the intimate connection to the tides could spark inspiration and creativity.

This season, we offer a series of conversations on the topic of dissent to highlight the way in which the Bartram family, and this garden itself, has been radical through the times.  What did resistance look like to the members of the Bartram family?  What forms did it take?  What does it take to achieve resistance?  In answering these questions, we will come to find that radical thought has long been a staple of this garden and, in fact, been the driving force of its long tenure.  Come join us in talking about the history of this garden and the people who inhabited it so that we may, together, find the inspiration to follow their lead.

 

*Note: The originally scheduled program “LBGTQ History at the Garden: Van Humbolt and the Two Williams” will be postponed for a later date.

About this tour series: SEEDS OF DISSENT

Bartram’s Garden has long been a place for the exchange of ideas. This season, we offer a series of eight conversations held on the second Saturday of each month at 11 am from April through November. Free!

We’re highlighting the way in which the Bartram family (and the Garden itself) has been radical through the times. What did resistance look like to the members of the Bartram family? What forms did it take? What does it take to achieve resistance?

In answering these questions, we will come to find that radical thought has long been a staple of this garden and, in fact, been the driving force of its long tenure. Come join us in talking about the history of this garden and the people who inhabited it so that we may, together, find the inspiration to follow their lead.