History, Historical Society
The Bridgeville Historical Society maintains a museum in the old 1911 fire house at 102 William St as well as a small tenant farmhouse behind it. Historical artifacts of Bridgeville and the Northwest Fork Hundred are displayed there.
Christiana Historic District is a national historic district located at Christiana, New Castle County, Delaware. It encompasses nine contributing buildings. They include: Brinkle-Maxwell House (c. 1786), Jones Mansion House Lot (c. 1752), Christiana Presbyterian Church (1757), Joel Lewis House (c. 1799), Christiana Methodist Episcopal Church (1858), Christiana Inn (c. 1770), Hillis Mansion House, and Shannon Hotel.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974
Archaeology, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Park
Purchased by the Seaford Historical Society in 1976, this rare and complete Victorian Italianate mansion, ca. 1850s, has been lovingly restored and fully furnished. Step into the Governor Ross Mansion, and step back into time. See the only documented log slave quarter in Delaware.
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society
The restoration of the Hendrickson House took place in 1958, after it was moved to Wilmington to prevent its being torn down. The pine mantel and woodwork around the large fireplace are original, but the floorboards were taken from a Massachusetts farmhouse of the same period. The pine ceiling beams were made by hand as part of the restoration. Existing doors and windows were used as patterns for new ones, and the curved staircase was reconstructed in accordance with marks on the walls.
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
New Castle, Delaware
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
I envision our museum as the 1st stop for anyone interested in the heritage of the Swedish Colony founded in 1638 in the Delaware Valley before William Penn.
Art, Botanical Garden, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Park
Rockwood is a 150 year old estate that is now a public park featuring a six acre historic garden and a mansion with a museum. Joseph Shipley, a Quaker merchant banker, built Rockwood between 1851 and 1854 to reflect the beauty of an English county estate
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Park
The Seaford Historical Society was organized in 1972. In 1976 the Society purchased the Governor Ross Mansion along with 12 acres of land and outbuildings. In 1993 they purchased an additional 8 acres of land. In 2001 the old Seaford Post Office was purchased for use as the permanent location of the Seaford Museum. The Seaford Museum opened to the public on June 1, 2003.