‘The Path to Freedom: A History of the Underground Railroad in Delaware’ exhibit at the New Castle Court House Museum
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.
Report illustrates the programs and services that led to the division’s accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums.
African-American History Month programs among 18 special events at division museums during February 2018
Highlights include programs on African-American life at the John Dickinson Plantation in the 18th century, the evolution of Black recorded music and African-American archaeology in Delaware.
Commemorating the 250th anniversary of John Dickinson’s revolutionary ‘Letters From a Farmer in Pennsylvania’
Website and public programs celebrate Dickinson’s pivotal role in setting the stage for the American Revolution.
Exhibit examines the 17th-century struggle for control of New Castle, Del. by the Dutch, Swedes and English.
Dickinson family members, tenant farmers, tradesmen, free Blacks, indentured servants and enslaved individuals are featured.
‘Rose Color to Gold to Glowing Red: Orville and Ethel Peets in Paris 1913-1914’ exhibit closed on Aug. 24, 2018
Exhibit featured the works of Orville Houghton Peets and his wife Ethel Canby Peets.
African American History Month programs among 16 special events at division museums in February 2017
Highlights include African-American life at the John Dickinson Plantation in the 18th century, a program on jazz pianist “Fats” Waller, and a presentation on historic properties listed in the National Register since the 1980s that are significant to African-American communities throughout the state.
Town commons was laid out by the Dutch in the 1650s.