Emeline, Sam and the six children traveled to Byberry Township, Pennsylvania. They were helped by Robert Purvis, leader of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society. Emeline and her family settled in freedom on a farm close to his property.
Exhibit explores Delaware’s role in the clandestine network that transported American slaves to freedom including the true journey of the Hawkins family from bondage in Maryland, through Delaware, to freedom in Pennsylvania.
Exhibit explores the history of rail travel and transport in the First State.
Eight holiday-themed activities among the programs to be offered.
Website and public programs celebrate Dickinson’s pivotal role in setting the stage for the American Revolution.
Dutch-American Heritage Day commemorates Nov. 16, 1776, the date when the Netherlands became the first nation to recognize the newly independent United States.
Halloween programs, 18th century trades and William Penn Day among the events to be presented.
Exhibit examines the 17th-century struggle for control of New Castle, Del. by the Dutch, Swedes and English.