First State Heritage Park: February First Saturday

  • Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017
  • Time: 09:00:00 to 16:30:00
First State Heritage Park Welcome Center
121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North
Dover, DE
  • Price: Free
  • Phone: (302) 739-9194

African-American Firsts -Guided Tours of Legislative Hall from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. -A Network to Freedom from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at The Old State House - Guided tours will examine the events associated with the Underground Railroad that have the historic capitol its credentials to be a part of the National Park Service “Network to Freedom” and share the story of Samuel D. Burris. -Marian Anderson: Her Achievements and Contributions from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Johnson Victrola Museum - Guided tours will explore the biography of Marian Anderson – a Victor Records artist – and her life’s achievements as they pertain to her struggle as an African-American woman. Her music will be played on original Victor machines. -Tales of Slavery and Freedom - Tours are offered on the hour, beginning at 10 a.m. Last tour leaves at 3 p.m. Meet at the John Bell House on The Green. -Tours of the Governor’s House from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. - Enjoy guided tours of the official residence of Delaware’s Governor since 1965, and Hall House, the Governor’s guest house. -Biggs Kids: Valentines from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (drop in any time) at the Biggs Museum of American Art. Come be inspired by the love stories at the Biggs and make your own valentine. Ages 5-10. -Prophet of Freedom: Richard Allen: Historic Theater Presentation from 10:30 – 3:30 on the half hour at the John Bell House on The Green. Attend this special performance to find out about Bishop Richard Allen, a slave, who against all odds transcended racial lines to inspire his people. -Underutilized Records for African-American Genealogy 10:30 a.m. at the Delaware Public Archives. Shamele Jordan will go beyond census and vital records to show how to move beyond barriers in researching African Americans. Listen Up! African American History 1 p.m. at The Old State House - Utilizing hip-hop, theater, poetry, dance and song, Delaware youth and their instructors have created spoken word compositions bringing to light Delaware’s African-American history. Guided Tours of Courtroom One from 1:30 – 4 p.m. at the Kent County Courthouse, 38 The Green. Enjoy a guided tour of the newly restored Courtroom 1.