interpreters dressed in 18th century style clothing with interactive demonstrations. Depicting characters from the era, these trained interpreters enable visitors to compare and contrast lifestyles of the wealthy with those of tenants, poor whites, slaves, and free blacks living in Kent County. It has been restored to its original appearance by Historical & Cultural Affairs.
For more info: historydelaware.gov/museums
Air Mobility Command Museum
Fact: After restoration in the 1990's and placement on the National Register of Historic Places, Hangar #1301 at Dover Air Force Base became the AMC Museum.
Information: The Hanger #1301 building complex was where secret rocket development took place during World War II at Dover Air Field. From the 1950's-1970's various fighter squadrons called the hanger home. Housing several exhibits with some being interactive, and about 30 aircraft, this institution is part of the US Air Force field museum system. The mission of the AMC is to deliver maximum war fighting and humanitarian efforts for America through rapid and precise global air mobility.
For more info: www.amcmuseum.org
The Schwartz Center for the Arts
Fact: One of the oldest theaters in Central Delaware playing host to both national and international performers, as well as, local arts groups.
Information: The Schwartz Center for the Arts was originally constructed in 1904 and known as The Dover Opera House. In October 2001, the historic building was transformed from a beloved movie theater into Kent County's premier center for the performing arts. With an impressive line-up of entertainment filled with jazz, comedy, dance, and children's shows, the Schwartz Center also provides a home for educational activities including our summer theater camp program. We invite you to come explore our world-class entertainment with a small-town charm!
For more information: www.schwartzcenter.com
Dover Public Library
Fact: The Dover Public Library was incorporated in 1884 as a private subscription library. The first subscriptions were sold for $50 per share to 50 stockholders.
Information: In 1900, the ladies of the Dover Century Club began to agitate for a Free Public Library. They forced a referendum of the people in 1902 which passed; and the Dover Public Library became the first publicly supported library in Delaware. In 1929, the Library was relocated to the second floor of the Grange Hall from its previous location in the Post Office. In 1934, the Library moved to the top floor of the Dover City Hall on Loockerman Street where it remained until 1961, when a new library facility was built on State Street. In 1975, the Dover Public Library became a municipal library, and was later expanded in 1980. In September 2012, the Library returned to its former home on Loockerman Street in the new Dover Public Library facility.
For more info: www.doverpubliclibrary.org
Fact: Wesley College, located in the historic district of Dover, was founded in 1873 as a preparatory school called Wilmington Conference Academy.
Information: This co-educational, liberal arts institution is known as Delaware's oldest private college. It became a two year degree program in 1918 and offered four year degrees in 1978. Besides offering liberal arts, students can major in Nursing, Education, Physical Therapy, Accounting, and Business Administration. A New Castle campus accommodates working adults. The student population is approximately 2,500. The blue and white Wolverines are members of the NCAA Division III Athletic Conference.
For more info: www.wesley.edu