Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rackliffe House is closed and all events have been cancelled for the 2020 season.

Rackliffe House

Event Details

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Exhibition Preview: The Enslaved at Rackliffe House

You are cordially invited to a preview of the exhibition The Enslaved at Rackliffe House and Worcester County, Maryland: A Local Story.

The afternoon will include guest speakers, a tour of the Rackliffe House, hymns by the Rev. Charles A. Tindley and light refreshments.

This new exhibition covers the time from the colonial period until c. 1870. Public and private records, as well as archaeological evidence, show the vital role that African Americans played. They were the economic engine that helped to create and sustain the wealth of 18th century estates like this one. Many of the names encountered in this exhibition remain in the area today.

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