Since re-opening to pubic 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