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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Exhibits & Displays   First and Second Floor Galleries Delaware Railroads: Elegant Travel and Timely Transport   A Seaborne Citizenry: The DeBraak and Its Atlantic World “A Seaborne Citizenry: The DeBraak and Its Atlantic World” explores His Majesty’s Sloop of War DeBraak, a British warship that was escorting and protecting a convoy of British and […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Zwaanendael Settlement The following text is taken from the interpretive panel of the de Vries Monument located on Pilottown Road in Lewes, Delaware. The De Vries Monument was dedicated on September 22, 1909, and placed in the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 1972. It commemorates the establishment of the first permanent European […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

The museum commemorates Delaware’s first European colony, Swanendael, established by the Dutch in 1631. This museum serves as a showcase for the Lewes area’s maritime, military, and social history.


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Samuel D. Burris (1813-1863), a free black man from the Willow Grove area of Kent County, Delaware, risked his own welfare, and that of his wife and five children, while serving as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Burris willingly assisted enslaved people to safely navigate through Delaware into Pennsylvania. During the 1830s and 1840s, […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Thomas Garrett, a birthright Quaker, was born August 21, 1789 in Upper Darby, PA. He was an iron merchant by trade. After moving to Wilmington, DE, he married his first wife, Mary Sharpless and the couple had five children. After Mary’s death, he married Rachael Mendenhall and they had one son. Thomas Garrett is best […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Robert Purvis’ interest in abolition started early in his childhood due to the teachings of his father and other abolitionists. Born in 1810, in Charleston, SC, he was of African American, Hebrew, and English heritage. Educated in the North at Amherst College, he settled in Philadelphia, PA and became active in the anti-slavery cause. Purvis […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

James Booth, Jr. was born in 1789 in New Castle, De. A graduate of Princeton, he was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1812. He had a long and successful law practice and in 1841 was appointed Chief Justice of Delaware. During his tenure as Chief Justice, the case of the Hawkins family was brought […]


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