The one-day show will take place during Dover Days.
The Friends of Old Dover has created a one-day-only Dover museum that explores how Dover has changed in the recent past.
It’s an exhibit in the rotunda of City Hall at 15 Loockerman Plaza, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5 during Dover Days.
Bill Burton, who has arranged the exhibit, explained, “Dover has undergone so much change over the years that even long-term residents don’t remember them all. Fires, changing architectural tastes, re-use, and redevelopment have altered the face of our city, sometimes for the better, sometimes not.”
“Disappeared Dover’ shows some of these changes, but there are many others. The pictures on display are a mix of what’s changed, what’s gone, and what’s still here but in a different form. Life-long residents and newcomers alike can appreciate how our community’s place in history has changed.
“Only Dover among all the capital cities of the United States lacks its local museum. Having one would give Dover a focus for preserving and explaining our rich and varied history,” Burton said. “We hope that this exhibit will spark an interest in creating such a museum.”