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“The Old State House: A True Restoration 1976-2016” display now on view

Display explores preservation work that has been conducted since Delaware’s first permanent capitol building in Dover was restored to its original appearance in 1976.




“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.




“Delaware Railroads: Elegant Travel and Timely Transport” exhibit at the Zwaanendael Museum

Exhibit explores the history of rail travel and transport in the First State.




“New Castle: Three Forts, One Community” exhibit at the New Castle Court House Museum

Exhibit examines the 17th-century struggle for control of New Castle, Del. by the Dutch, Swedes and English.




“Five Stories” explores the lives of people who lived and worked at the John Dickinson Plantation

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.




History was made here: The New Castle Green

Town commons was laid out by the Dutch in the 1650s.




“Simple Machines” display at the John Dickinson Plantation

Display focuses on the six simple machines (inclined plane, screw, wedge, pulley, lever, and wheel and axle) that constitute the elementary building blocks of which many more-complicated machines are composed.




“A Seaborne Citizenry: The DeBraak and Its Atlantic World” exhibit at the Zwaanendael Museum

Exhibit explores His Majesty’s Sloop of War DeBraak, a British warship that was capsized and lost off the Delaware coast on May 25, 1798.





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