The new exhibit “Delaware Railroads: Elegant Travel and Timely Transport,” will be on display beginning July 7 at the Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes.
The exhibit replaces “Discovering Delaware’s Maritime Past,” which has been on view since June 2015.
Planned and created by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, the exhibit utilizes photographs; and posters, tickets, timetables, maps and historical objects from the collections of the state of Delaware to tell the history of rail travel and transport in the First State. In particular, the exhibit will explore four railroads that were historically important in Delaware: The New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad, 1832; the Delaware Railroad, 1852; the Junction and Breakwater Railroad, 1857; and the Queen Anne’s Railroad, 1896. The exhibit will compliment Lewes’ 20th annual Chautauqua tent show, “All Aboard: Delaware and the Railroad,” which will take place Sept. 13-15.
Museum operating hours from April 1 to Oct. 31 are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays.
For more, call 645-1148.