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  • African American History month programs at the Delaware museums

  • Delaware Museums will host a list of programs during the month of February to celebrate African American History Month.
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  • Delaware Museums will host a list of programs during the month of February to celebrate African American History Month.
    Each museum will tell the story of Delaware's contributions to the history and culture through displays, exhibits, and special programs. The following listed programs are free and open to the public:
    10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., "Emeline Hawkins: Her Journey from Slavery to Freedom on the Underground Railroad," New Castle Court House Museum, 211 Delaware St., New Castle; (302) 323-4453; Ongoing.
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 2, "Mardi Gras and all that Jazz," Johnson Victrola Museum, 375 S. New St., Dover; (302) 744-5055.
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 2, "Delaware's USCTs," First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries, 121 Duke of York St., Dover; (302) 744-5055. Guided tours will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 2, "Jubilee: Letters From the Front," The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover; (302) 744-5055. Performances will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 2, "A World Apart," John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover; (302) 739-3277.
    10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 2, "History Goes Hollywood," New Castle Court House Museum, 211 Delaware St., New Castle; (302) 323-4453. The program will begin at 2 p.m.
    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 3, "Jubilee: Letters From the Front," New Castle Court House Museum, 211 Delaware St., New Castle; (302) 323-4453. The performance will begin at 2 p.m.
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 9, "Unsung Heroes of Victor: Fats Waller and Jellyroll Morton," Johnson Victrola Museum, 375 S. New St., Dover; (302) 744-5055.
    10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 9, "A World Apart," John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover; (302) 739-3277.
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 9, "Compensation to Proclamation: Delaware and the Emancipation Proclamation," The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover; (302) 744-5055. The program will begin at 1 p.m.
    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 10, "Vincent Summers," New Castle Court House Museum, 211 Delaware St., New Castle; (302) 323-4453. The program will begin at 2 p.m.
    9 a.m., to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 16, "Unsung Heroes of Victor: Paul Robeson and Marian Anderson," Johnson Victrola Museum, 375 S. New St., Dover; (302) 744-5055.
    10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 16, "A World Apart," John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover; (302) 739-3277.
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 16, "Stories of Freedom," The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover; (302) 744-5055. The programs will start at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 16, "Follow the Drinking Gourd," New Castle Court House Museum, 211 Delaware St., New Castle; (302) 323-4453. The program will begin at 2 p.m., registration is required.
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 18, "Lost by One Vote," The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover; (302) 744-5055. The program will begin at 1 p.m.
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 23, "Unsung Heroes of Victor: Duke Ellington," Johnson Victrola Museum, 375 S. New St., Dover; (302) 744-5055.
    Page 2 of 2 - 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 23, "Stories of African-American History From St. Jones Neck," John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover; (302) 739-3277. The program will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 23, "Stories of Freedom," The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover; (302) 744-5055. The programs will start at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 24, "What Would You Take on the Underground Railroad?" New Castle Court House Museum, 211 Delaware St., New Castle; (302) 323-4453. The program will begin at 2 p.m.
    For more information, visit history.delaware.gov

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