While Harriet Tubman’s achievements have been celebrated for generations, the specific details of those achievements have been warped over time–resulting in a mythologized narrative that has obscured or altered many aspects of her history. In honor of the 200th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s birth, this exhibition explores depictions of Harriet Tubman in nineteenth and twentieth century literature and how writers through the years have chosen to pass on the story of this legendary woman.
Opened in 1971 and renovated in 2009, the Mineralogical Museum has approximately 350 specimens on display. The entire collection contains more than three thousand specimens of minerals, meteorites, gemstones and carvings and is divided into a display collection and a reference collection. The founding collection, gifted to the University of Delaware in 1964 by Irénée du Pont, shows early examples from gemstone mining in the United States and South America and major finds from Europe. Other cases show specimens from the different continents and individual themes of crystallography and cave minerals.