Since re-opening to the public in 2015, Sumner Hall has produced about twenty special exhibits. They have ranged from extensive, interactive offerings like The Way African Americans Worked in Kent County to a simple showcase of works by a local artist. In all cases, the exhibits reflect one of the areas our mission by:

  • honoring the contributions of African Americans who have served in the armed services from revolutionary war days to the present;
  • promoting an understanding of the African American experience within the overall context of American History and Culture; and
  • advocating for social and racial justice in all areas of civic life.

We also have a small permanent exhibit that tells the story of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Charles Sumner Post #25 of the G. A. R.

Current Exhibits       Past Exhibits