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New Castle Court House Museum Facebook livestream and in-person on the New Castle Green

All programs are free. All programs are offered in-person and via Facebook livestream. Attendees of in-person programs must bring their own chairs.

Delaware Railroads – 12:00 pm

Delaware Humanities speaker, historian and writer, Mike Dixon highlights the history of the railroads in Delaware and their impact on economy, society and industry.

Join this program in-person at The Green behind the New Castle Court House Museum or virtually on Facebook.

Fire In New Castle ! – 1:15pm

Ken Sturgis, Past President and Director Emeritus of the Good Will Fire Company, will describe the history of firefighting in New Castle and its evolution from 1651 to present.

Songs of the American Worker2:15 pm

Folksong artist, Saul Broudy, sings the songs of the railroad, coal miner, farmer, truck driver and other workers. He discusses the role this music played in the workers lives.

Join this program in-person at The Green behind the New Castle Court House Museum or virtually on Facebook.

This program is funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

“Teutonic Metaphysics”: How Lager Beer Created an Industry3:30 pm

Writer and expert on Delaware brewing history, John Medkeff, will talk about the introduction of lager beer to America and the beer industry in Delaware.

Join this program in-person at The Green behind the New Castle Court House Museum or virtually on Facebook.

Madame C.J. Walker: America’s First Self Made Female Millionaire – 5:00 pm

Dr. Daisy Century of the American Historical Theater will portray Madame C.J.Walker, founder of the Madame C.J.Walker Manufacturing Company in 1907. Madam Walker’s company made hair and beauty products for African American women. She was dedicated in teaching African American women that they too can succeed in business.

Join this program in-person at The Green behind the New Castle Court House Museum or virtually on Facebook.