Grace Duckett: Woman, Mother, Enslaved Worker

In our ongoing efforts to honor all people who lived and labored at Dumbarton House, our historians have rediscovered the story of Grace Duckett. Enslaved by the Whitall and Rittenhouse families, Dumbarton House residents in the mid-1800s, Grace was manumitted in 1862 upon the death of her enslaver, Lydia N. Whitall. She was buried in the Female Union Band Society Cemetery adjacent to Dumbarton House. This tour will includes the new information uncovered about Grace Duckett and investigates the locations where she lived and worked in Georgetown.

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Feb 24 2022


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



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