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The Buttonwood Colored School Museum and Community Center

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111 Buttonwood Avenue
New Castle, Delaware 19720

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunions | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreats | Wedding Ceremonies | Wedding Receptions | Youth Parties | Youth Retreat/Camps
Maximum
Capacity:300
On-Site
Spaces:4
  • Community Center /MuseumCommunity Center /Museum
  • Banquet Hall CombinedBanquet Hall Combined
  • Banquet Hall 1Banquet Hall 1
  • Banquet Hall 2Banquet Hall 2
  • Baby ShowerBaby Shower
  • Event 2Event 2
  • WeddingWedding
  • conferences workshops, programs,  events conferences workshops, programs, events
  • Back Banquet RoomBack Banquet Room
  • Front Banquet RoomFront Banquet Room
  • KitchenKitchen
  • Small Banquet RoomSmall Banquet Room
  • Baby ShowerBaby Shower
  • Baby ShowerBaby Shower
  • Banquet Hall Setup 1 & 2Banquet Hall Setup 1 & 2
  • WeddingWedding
  • Auditorium and Museum setupAuditorium and Museum setup
  • Auditorium Lunch set upAuditorium Lunch set up
  • Baby Shower picBaby Shower pic
  • WeddingWedding
  • Field ViewField View
  • Field with Bouncy HouseField with Bouncy House
  • Back Field ViewBack Field View

About

About The Buttonwood Colored School Museum and Community Center

Worried about Covid and social distancing? No problem. Try our Beautiful 3-acre outdoor space available for parties and cookouts and family fun. Unlike the Delaware State Parks you have access to public restrooms (no outhouses) and DJ music is permitted with ample parking. Easy one stop preparation for your events. Need something extra? Our third party vendor is here to provide you with all additional amenities such as bouncy houses, tents, tables and chairs should you desire.

Available for:
Parties
Anniversaries
Church Services
Birthdays
Art Shows
Baby Showers
Bridal Showers
Workshops
Camps
Cook outs
Family Reunions

Come see the beautiful wood floors, crafted windows, classic venue and outdoor space for yourself.

Explore the history... Buttonwood Colored School was a ray of light for its students. Opened in 1926 during this nation’s period of segregation, the 1st through 8th graders who attended Buttonwood found a sense of joy and camaraderie within the school’s walls. While the world outside could be cruel, Buttonwood offered a close knit community where students could sing, dance, and play ball together, all while learning.

Now, through the efforts of a group of alumni, Buttonwood Colored School is a thriving museum and community center. Saved from demolition, and restored to its original state, this beautiful building stands as a testament to the perseverance of this community during a time of pain and injustice. Come and experience the history and connect with the deep roots of this rich community. Tour the museum or plan your next special event in our fully equipped and beautifully restored facility. Large space for all your accommondating needs, e.g. classroom style, u shape,  etc. max capcity indoors 300. 

LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

New Castle, Bear, Wilmington, Newport,

:
Philadelphia International - 30 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Train | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Free

CATERING
State of the art kitchen with refrigerator, plenty of workspace, 6 burner gas stove, one oven, microwave, prep area with sink, separate washing sinks, & work tables adjacent


Must Use In-House CateringNO
Cultural CateringNO
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedNO



AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
ADA Accessible
Eco-Friendly
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

300 Attendees


4 Spaces

:
Theatre Style 100 | Classroom Style 75 | Standing Reception 300 | Seated Reception 300

TECHNOLOGY
No


Projector Screen

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionNO
Cannabis Industry-FriendlyNO
Cannabis ConsumptionNO

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