Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage

The Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage offers an expansive exploration of the African American experience from 1639 to the present through artifacts, oral history interviews, music, and art.

These diverse perspectives of African Americans’ struggle for freedom and dignity strengthens our state-wide community, as we preserve, share, and promote the history, heritage, and culture of Delaware. The Mitchell Center is located within the Delaware History Museum building and includes the permanent exhibition Journey to Freedom.

Since its founding in 1864, the Delaware Historical Society (DHS) has acquired an extraordinary collection of more than 3 million objects, books, documents, photographs, and maps and nine historic buildings related to Delaware’s past and its importance to the nation. We are the only private nonprofit organization with the mission to serve as the statewide organization exploring, preserving, promoting, and sharing Delaware history, heritage, and culture to educate, inspire, and empower people and communities.

For more information on all of our locations, the most up-to-date hours, events, and programs, and to learn more about what we do, visit www.dehistory.org. The Delaware History Museum and Mitchell Center are open Wednesday-Saturday, 12:00-5:00 PM.

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504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

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