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Celebrating 200 Years of Judge William Lewis's Legacy

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Celebrating 200 Years of Judge William Lewis's Legacy

Time: August 16, 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Location: Historic Strawberry Mansion
Street: 2450 Strawberry Mansion Dr
City/Town: Philadelphia
Event Type: party
Organized By: Bryan Chan
Latest Activity: Dec 14, 2019

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Historic Strawberry Mansion, the largest of the Fairmount Park Historic Houses, celebrates the 200thanniversary of Judge William Lewis’s(d. August 16, 1819) legacy with reduced admission, storytelling, and fruit picking.

Held over two days, the fête will give visitors an opportunity to explore Lewis’s legal work on behalf of freedom-seeking African Americans, his contributions towards the 1780 “Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery,” and Philadelphia’s role as a liberating place for freedom seekers.

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