Posted: Nov. 20, 2018
Revised: Sept. 14, 2020

Note: In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Legislative Hall remains closed to the public until further notice.

“When Janie Comes Marching Home: Women’s Fight to Serve,” a display that explores the participation of women in America’s armed conflicts and their struggle to be allowed to serve in the nation’s military forces, is currently on view at Legislative Hall, located at 411 Legislative Ave. in Dover, Del. Note: In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Legislative Hall remains closed to the public until further notice. For additional information, call 302-744-4114.

When Janey Comes Marching Home logo

Opened to the public on Nov. 3, 2018, the display was created by volunteer Carolyn Apple and the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ Collections, Affiliates, Research and Exhibits (CARE) Team. It features several items from the collections of the State of Delaware including recruiting posters, women’s military uniforms and equipment, as well as a timeline that highlights the contributions of several notable American women who have served their country from the Revolutionary War to the present.

“When Janie Comes Marching Home: Women’s Fight to Serve” display in Legislative Hall
“When Janie Comes Marching Home: Women’s Fight to Serve” display in Legislative Hall

Go to the following for a full listing of exhibits and displays at the museums of the State of Delaware.

Go to the following for a comprehensive, long-term calendar of events sponsored by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs.