New Castle, Delaware
Community History and Archaeology Program
Lectures on New Castle History
Listed here are links to pdfs (2-9MB) of 14 lectures I gave at
the Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning
(UD) and at the Arsenal
in New Castle (for NCHS) during 2015.
New Castle has a fascinating history and
the lectures covered a variety of topics (people, events, war, famine, food, architecture, industry...) The >500 text slides are rather self-explanatory and are
accompanied by >650 supporting images. Missing is my 75 minutes of commentary/lecture and videos e.g. the
PBS documentary on
Benjame Latrobe: America's First Architect
, the scene from Witness
where Harrison Ford
raises a timber frame building
like the Dutch House, the oral history
videos of New Castle residents,
and the modern folksong
which helps explain privateers
(as opposed to pirates).
This collage of 130 thumbnails gives a taste of the images and provides another key into the lectures. Click on the
collage to open up a larger image with links to the pdfs.