History Museum / Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage
504 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 (directions)
(302) 656-0637

Delaware: One State, Many Stories, is a comprehensive exhibition presented in a complementary dual format. Discover Delaware introduces a general overview of the state’s history from the 1600s to the present. Journey to Freedom features the history of African Americans from the first known African brought to Delaware by the Swedes in the 1600s called “Black Anthony,” to Delaware Poets Laureate, brothers Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Al Mills.

The exhibition explores the complexity of geography and community that has shaped Delaware over hundreds of years. For example, Delaware is northern and southern, agricultural and industrial, rural and urban—a slave state and a key stop on the Underground Railroad. Delaware is host to events as venerable as the August Quarterly and different as Point-to-Point and Punkin Chunkin’. It is indeed one state with many stories. The exhibitions’ rich collection of objects, photographs, paintings, and documents present familiar history and aspects of Delaware’s past that are less well known, but no less important or intriguing.

Click here to enjoy a video on the Delaware History Museum that appeared on WHYY’s First,
Delaware’s weekly TV news magazine, on October 21, 2016.

 

 

 

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