Slavery and Civil War topic of Feb. 6 program

The Old State House, located at 25 The Green in Dover, will present a program Saturday, Feb. 6, called “End Slavery! Stop the War!” that explores President Abraham Lincoln’s 1861 strategy to end both slavery and the Civil War.

Delaware played a key role in debating the issue which will be dramatized by Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs historical interpreters Curt Stickel and Dennis Fisher, who will take on the personas of two members of the Delaware General Assembly – one a Lincoln Republican and the other a “Copperhead” Democrat – as they argue Lincoln’s proposed legislation in the Old State House, the scene of the state’s original deliberations.

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