Latest Past Events

“The Kidnapping of Bathsheba Bungy”

New Castle Court House 211 Delaware Street, New Castle

Dr. Valarie Petty Boyer as storyteller In celebration of National Women’s History Month, historical interpreter Valarie Petty Boyer, Ph.D. will utilize monologue and song to tell the true story of Bathsheba Bungy, an African American girl from New Castle, Del. who was kidnapped by two white men in 1830 and taken to Maryland to be sold into slavery....

Hidden Lives: Slavery, Freedom & The Green Walking Tour

First State Heritage Park 43 The Green, Dover

People of color have been an integral part of the Dover community for more than 300 years, but for much of that history were treated as second-class citizens, at best...and often worse.  Although their lives were tightly woven into the fabric of Dover and helped shape the city, their experiences have not been celebrated as...

An Uphill Battle, The Unfulfilled Promise of the Civil War 1860-1896

At the end of the Civil War, great change seemed promised with the first federal civil rights acts and amendments. Why instead did we descend into segregation? The program will explore the constitutional amendments, the first federal civil rights acts, Delaware’s political climate and reactions to federal legislation and end at the Plessy decision.