History and Social Studies

Featured History Museums/Exhibits

Elsie Williams Doll Collection

Elsie Williams, wife of U.S. Senator John Williams, collected dolls from all over the world, 21179 College Dr., Georgetown, DE 19947. Tel: 856-9033. Cost: Free.... More Info

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Milton Historical Society

Lydia Black Cannon Museum, 210 Union St., Milton, DE 19968. 302-684-1010. Discover Milton’s historical daily life through four centuries of photos, paintings, maps and documents. Fee.

Nutter D. Marvel Carriage Museum

510 S. Bedford St., Georgetown, DE 19947. 302-855-9660. There are many historic buildings on the museum grounds such as the Ellis School, a one-room school house built in 1833, and two large barns that house ­antique carriages, including the Disney carriage. Fee.

Port Penn Interpretive Center

1 E. Market Street, Port Penn, DE 19731. 302-836-2533. An 1886 schoolhouse was turned into the present folk life museum to showcase the 250-year-old village’s history. Exhibits explain town life, historic hunting decoys, fishing, fur trapping, community baseball and local artwork. Fee/Free.