MAKING IT AMERICAN LECTURE Under the Same Roofs: Slavery at the Ten Broeck Mansion in the late Eighteenth Century

The Making It American lecture series takes a broad look at what art, artifacts, objects, manuscripts, and other primary source materials can teach us about the development of American history, culture, the arts, and our national identity. Invited scholars analyze the construct of American values and ideals through our collections and exhibitions. Experts in their fields create presentations illuminating the development of our culture and international trends influences. These lectures are an exciting opportunity to learn from scholars recognized in their field who make their expertise and our collections accessible.

Matthew J. Kirk, Principal Investigator/Cultural Resource Specialist, Hartgen Archeological Associates

Recent excavations and research revealed outbuildings on Ten Broeck land likely used as summer kitchesn and/or slave quarters. With a unique mix of archeology and history, these findings provide insight into the slave/master relationships shortly before abolition. They suggest we reconsider our modern concepts of slavery in the north at the end of the eighteenth century.

Free with museum admission

This lecture is co-sponsored by Partners for Albany Stories (PASt).

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