Closing out Black History Month, WESM presents 2 special programs: Re:Defining Black History and Suite History - Four Jazz Composers and the African-American Odyssey (original air date: Sunday, Feb. 23 at 4 pm and 5 pm respectively).

African American History Month programs at the museums of the state of Delaware, February 2014

Feb 5, 2014
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs

Thru July 31, 2014

National Women’s History Month events planned for Delaware museums in March

Jan 17, 2014
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs

DOVER, Del. -- During the month of March, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be offering 15 special programs at the state of Delaware's six museums. Ten of these programs will be presented in celebration of National Women's History Month.

Highlights include A Woman's World, a series of programs that explore the daily responsibilities of 18th-century women and the domestic skills that they were expected to possess.  A Women's World programs will take place at the John Dickenson Plantation in Dover.

Marriage to create American Civil War Museum in Va

Jan 15, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new museum in Richmond that will marry the collections of two Civil War museums has a name.

The American Civil War Museum will be built along the James River at the site of the Tredegar Iron Works, where much of the South's cannons were forged during the Civil War. The name was announced Wednesday by The Museum of the Confederacy and The American Civil War Center.

The name choice was based on market research and discussions among museum leaders.

Pioneering black Girl Scout troop in Va. honored

Jan 14, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The first black Girl Scout troop in the South is among five historic sites and people being recognized by Virginia.

The Girl Scout troop began meeting on the campus of Virginia Union University in 1932. It served as a model for other Southern localities as the Girl Scouts moved toward integration.

The troop will be honored with a narrative marker approved by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.