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Black men at work on Calvert Hall construction c. 1914

Partners & Affiliates

The 1856 Project is supported by the following partners and affiliates: 

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Riversdale Historical Society

The Riversdale Historical Society is a 501©(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to ensuring the preservation, the protection, and the presentation of the Riversdale House Museum and Gardens, as well as the Calvert Family Cemetery, in cooperation with the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. 

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The Georgetown Slavery Archive

The Georgetown Slavery Archive is a repository of materials relating to the Maryland Jesuits, Georgetown, and slavery. This project was initiated in February 2016 by the Archives Subgroup of the Georgetown Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation and is part of the university’s Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation initiative.

Header Image: Construction of Calvert Hall foundation, University of Maryland, c. 1914, University of Maryland Print Files Photograph Collection, Series 4, Box 3, Folder 9,