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Delaware Historical Society's Revolutionary Reunion

Date/Time

Aug 22, 2019
06:00 PM until 08:00 PM

Description

Join Delaware Historical Society Executive Director Dr. David Young and Museum of the American Revolution President and CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson for a Revolutionary reunion and be sure not to miss this opportunity to see this remarkable collection at home before viewing the full exhibition in Philadelphia.
Following a skirmish at Cooch's Bridge in Newark, Delaware in September 1777, British Light Infantry officer Captain Dansey captured a flag from the Delaware Militia and took it home to England as a war trophy. A century and a half later, both the flag and Dansey’s letters returned to Delaware where they have become treasured highlights of the Delaware Historical Society’s collections. The newly conserved Dansey flag and a selection of his letters will now be reunited with a portrait of William Dansey in military uniform, courtesy of a loan from the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Museum in Halifax, United Kingdom. All three items will be unveiled together at the Delaware History Museum before travelling to the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, where they will be featured in Redcoat and Revolutions: Richard St. George in America and Ireland, on display from September 26, 2019-February 17, 2020.
 

Cost

Free

Location

View map Delaware History Museum
504 NORTH MARKET STREET, Delaware History Museum
WILMINGTON, DE

Additional Information

Sponsor

DELAWARE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Phone

302-655-7161

Contact name

Pati Nash

Contact email

pnash@dehistory.org

County:

New Castle County

Neighborhood:

Wilmington

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