Moses Williams

Wednesday, June 19 11:30 & 1:30pm

Discover the story of how Philadelphia slave Moses Williams bought his freedom by creating silhouettes at the Peale Museum. Explore Pennsylvania’s Gradual Abolition Act and life as a free black man in the early 1800’s. Create your own silhouette.

Family programs are included with general admission and designed for all ages.

Image: Silhouette of Eliza Patterson Peale (1795-1864), made by Timpsin Collection of State Museum of PA, Community & Domestic Life.