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Division Helps Create Exhibit on African American Faith Experiences in Delaware

Written on: August 23rd, 2013 in ExhibitsMuseumsNews

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EXHIBIT CLOSED on June 14, 2014

On Sept. 27, 2013, a new exhibit entitled “Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980” will open at the Delaware History Museum in Wilmington. The exhibit honors the faith experiences of Delaware’s black community and its contributions to the development of religion in the United States including a commemoration of the bicentennial of the African Union Methodist tradition and the August Quarterly, the nation’s oldest African-American religious festival.

The exhibit will remain on display through the summer of 2014 at the Delaware History Museum, a unit of the Delaware Historical Society located at 504 N. Market St. in Wilmington, Del. Hours of operation are Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is charged. For additional information, call 302-656-0637.

“Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980” was created through a partnership between the curatorial staff of the Delaware Historical Society, which researched and wrote the exhibit narrative and organized loans of exhibited objects; and the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ Collections, Affiliates, Research and Exhibits (CARE) Team which designed, fabricated and installed the exhibit.

Doug Fagley with a display platform

Doug Fagley, a cabinet maker working with the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs on the “Forging Faith” exhibit, examines a display platform that he built for use in displaying exhibit items.

The partnership with the Delaware Historical Society is one of several in which the division has participated in recent years. These partnerships have had great success in creating new opportunities for the agency to serve the public in communities where it has not previously had a presence. Partnerships help fulfill the division’s mission by shining a spotlight on Delaware history, enhancing leisure and educational opportunities for the state’s residents, stimulating tourist visitation leading to economic growth and job creation and expanding public awareness of the importance of preserving and protecting Delaware’s historical and cultural legacy.

Recent division partnerships have resulted in exhibits and displays at the Bethel, Laurel and Seaford historical societies; the Lewes and New Castle historical societies, the Rehoboth Art League and Dover’s Schwartz Center for the Arts, the Rehoboth Beach Museum and the Smyrna Rest Stop and Delaware Welcome Center Travel Plaza.


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Last Chance to View Exhibits on Charles Parks and the USS Delaware

Written on: August 21st, 2013 in ExhibitsNews

EXHIBITS CLOSED on Sept. 22, 2013

Only a few weeks remain for visitors to enjoy “Dealing in Symbols: Profundity and the Human Figure,” an exhibit of works by noted Wilmington sculptor Charles Parks; and “USS Delaware: An American Battleship,” an exhibit on the USS Delaware (1909-1924) told through objects, photographs and ceremonial silver. Planned and created by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, the exhibits will be on display at the First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries, Delaware Public Archives building, 121 Duke of York St. in Dover, Del., through Sept. 22, 2013. Admission is free.

Entrance to the exhibit, “Dealing in Symbols: Profundity and the Human Figure.”

Entrance to the exhibit, “Dealing in Symbols: Profundity and the Human Figure.”

Only a few weeks remain for visitors to enjoy “Dealing in Symbols: Profundity and the Human Figure,” an exhibit of works by noted Wilmington sculptor Charles Parks; and “USS Delaware: An American Battleship,” an exhibit on the USS Delaware (1909-1924) told through objects, photographs and ceremonial silver. Planned and created by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, the exhibits will be on display at the First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries, Delaware Public Archives building, 121 Duke of York St. in Dover, Del., through Sept. 22, 2013. Admission is free.

USS Delaware

USS Delaware

The First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. For additional information, call 302-744-5055.


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Coming Up – Volunteer Open House and Ice Cream Social

Written on: August 19th, 2013 in EventsMuseumsVolunteerism

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