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Sat Oct 14, 2017     7:30PM - 9:30PM
American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware.
The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend.
"Remember Paoli"
Speaker: Jim Christ, Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund
Well-behaved children always welcomed
$5 at the door includes coffee & dessert

Sun Oct 15,2017     3:00 PM-5:00 PM
This Place Matters Series
Brandywine Springs Amusement Park: Sam's Letter. Talk by Mark Lawlor.
Co-sponsored by Cooch's Bridge DAR
Well-behaved children always welcomed
$5 at the door includes coffee

Sat Nov 18, 2017     7:30PM - 9:30PM
American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware.
The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend.
"Abductions in the American Revolution:
Attempts to Kidnap George Washington and Other Leaders"
Speaker: Author, Christian McBurney
Well-behaved children always welcomed
$5 at the door includes coffee & dessert

Sun Nov 19, 2017     3:00PM - 5:00PM
This Place Matters Series
"The Green Book." Speaker, Carlton Hall from the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
A look at a previously undocumented time in the pre-Civil Rights era and the difficulties that African-American motorists faced in obtaining gas, food, and lodging.
Co-sponsored by Cooch's Bridge DAR
Well-behaved children always welcomed
Suggested donation at the door includes coffee

Carlton Hall from the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs offers a look at a previously undocumented time in the pre-Civil Rights era and the difficulties that African-American motorists faced in obtaining gas, food, and lodging.

With segregation limiting services to African-American travelers in the 1920s-1965 era, travel by car or train was difficult. One of the very few gas companies that would sell to African-Americans was the former Standard Oil Company at its Esso Stations. These stations also sold a small publication called "The Negro Green Book," which listed businesses that would sell to Negroes. A comment from the original 1936 edition states:

"With the introduction of this travel guide... it has been our idea to give the Negro traveler information that will keep him from running into difficulties, embarrassments, and to make his trips more enjoyable."

This included restaurants, gas stations, and hotels where African-American travelers could trade. Researchers at the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs have uncovered that only four towns in Delaware were listed in various editions of the guide book: Wilmington, Townsend, Dover, and Laurel. Carlton Hall from the Division will discuss this information at the program as well as offer the audience a look at a contemporary children's book that teaches new generations about this time in American history. "Ruth and the Green Book," available for checkout at the library, tells the story of discrimination in a way that children can understand.

Sat. Dec 2, 2017     11:00AM - 5:00PM
Annual Holiday Open House.
The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend.
Well-behaved children always welcomed
Free but donations are encouraged.

December 2, 2017     7:30PM - 9:30PM
American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware.
The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend.
"Christmas Night 1776: How They Crossed"
Speaker: William Welch
Well-behaved children always welcomed
$5 at the door includes coffee & dessert

Sat April 14, 2018 7:30PM - 9:30PM
American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware.
The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend.
"Medicine in America in the 18th Century Before and During the America Revolution"
Speaker: M. John Barlow, Jr., M.D.
Well-behaved children always welcomed
$5 at the door includes coffee & dessert