Juneteenth Re-Opening of The Robbins House!
June 19-September 6: Open 6 days/wk (closed Tuesdays)
September 10-October 31: Open Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays & Indigenous
Peoples’ Day Monday Oct. 11 th
From 11 am – 4 pm
Six visitors allowed inside the Robbins House at a time
Masks required by visitors until further notice
The Terrible Power of the Constitution’s Three-Fifths Clause
June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Historic New England • Co-sponsored by the Lincoln Historical Society and The Robbins House
Tuesday, June 22 • 7-8 pm • Virtual Program • Tickets are free; donations are encouraged • Please call 617-994-6678 for more information.
The link for the webinar will be included in the order confirmation for this program.
Join University of Maryland Professor of History Richard Bell for a deep dive into the darkest corners of the Constitution and its infamous Three-Fifths Clause, which counted enslaved people as three-fifths of a free individual for purposes of congressional representation. The Three-Fifths Clause wove slaveholder power into the fabric of all three branches of government, shaping every aspect of federal policy regarding slavery for decades to come.