Upcoming Events at the JHU Museums
  • Apr 16
    TO May 27
    More Than A Name: Enslaved Families at Historic Homewood
    April 16, 2018May 27, 2018
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Free with guided museum tour admission

    Homewood is often described as a the summer residence of Charles Carroll Jr., his wife, Harriet, and their children. This is true but incomplete. Homewood was also a site of bondage, an unchosen home for dozens of enslaved individuals who labored in service of the Carrolls between 1801 and 1825. 

    Drawing on new archival research, this focus exhibition, co-curated by students in the Johns Hopkins University's Program in Museums and Society, illuminates the work and family lives of Homewood's enslaved community like never before. Through objects ranging from clothing to runaway slave ads, meet the Ross and Conner families, Sam Dorsey, Charity Castle, and others, and learn how—in spite of grave and near-constant challenges to their health and security—they forged lives for themselves.

    The opening night reception, April 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., will feature a talk by program historian and course lecturer Abby Schreiber, Ph.D., plus an opportunity to interact with student curators, who will be stationed throughout the museum to answer questions about their displays. The opening reception is free, but registration is required. To register, click here.