W3R-DE Revolutionary War Mural Project

July 28th, 2020 Uncategorized

As Delaware prepares for the 2026 American birthday celebration,  the W3R Delaware teamed up with the Brandywine Partners historic group, to bring additional Revolutionary War history into the 18th century colonial village.  In the 1770 the village was home to a group of Quaker Flour Millers who used the Brandywine River for power.  During the Rev War, such leaders as Gen Washington, Gen Lafayette and Gen Wayne visited the Village. In 1781 the combined Washington Rochambeau Armies marched thru the village and returned in 1782.  In 2019 the two historical groups hosted a ceremony honoring Gen Rochambeau French army and unveiled a new state historical sign. They returned in 2020 with the plan to paint Revolutionary War murals on the electrical boxes along Market street.

These murals depict Colonial soldiers and armament  to include the famous all African American First Rhode island Regiment. The combined artwork is called the “Road to Yorktown”. A prime ingredient in the mural project was the combined groups goal of sharing American Rev  War history with the very diverse population that surrounds the village plaza.. With the first series of murals now completed, the W3R and Brandywine Partners  arec excited to see neighborhood families arriving to take photos in front of the art work and the  Rhode island murals in particular.. Local Wilmington Artist , Mike Prosceno has researched and designed  each  mural. The community often  drives by and shouts encouragement to Mike to continue each mural.   To see the artwork one needs to drive by 18th And Market streets and Market street and Superfine lane..  Art work funded by donations from Crystal Trust, Del Division of the Arts and W3R Delaware.