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Traveling Exhibits Program

Our Traveling Exhibits Program began in 2007 and continues to expand throughout the state today. We are currently featuring three separate displays:

Revolutionary Delaware

Focusing on Delaware’s role in the American Revolution, this exhibit includes information about the famed Delaware Regiment that served from 1776 to 1783 in military campaigns extending from New York to the Carolinas.

Vietnam Mailbag

Based on the publication by Delaware author, Nancy Lynch, this exhibit tells the story of the war through the letters of Delaware servicemen and women who wrote to Nancy for her Vietnam Mailbag column that ran in The News Journal from 1968-1972.

Delaware’s Long Road to Freedom

Originally designed to supplement an in-house display related to the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, this mini-exhibit features materials from the collections of the Delaware Public Archives including a seventeenth century tax list, a 1786 Quaker petition supporting the emancipation of slaves, a 1792 manumission document, and more.

These three exhibits have traveled to museums and libraries throughout the state telling the story of Delaware’s heritage and culture. If you think a public institution near you may be interested in hosting one of these displays please have their staff contact me for more information. There is no charge for hosting the exhibits and they will be installed and retrieved from each site by Archives staff. Thank you for your support and we’ll see you on the road!

Jessica Carmichael
Designer, Program Coordinator
Delaware Public Archives

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