Newark Historical Society Hosts Humanities Talk on History of Railroads in Delaware Sept. 30

The Newark Historical Society is hosting a Delaware Humanities Forum talk, “Rails of Delaware.” Railroads were once an important link to the outside world for many Delawareans and the local depot was the center of the community, a place to catch a train and learn the news of the day. As tracks spread throughout the state, growth followed the lines. In this slide illustrated talk historian Mike Dixon traces the social history of trains in the First State, from the beginning of the railroad age to the present. .

When: Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Newark Municipal Building, 220 S. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711

Cost:  Free

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A snowy day at the Newark Railroad Station in February 1899.

 

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