The Big House
|The Big House
Selbyville Public Library
Speaker: Steve Renzi
Suitable for Schools · Grades 9–12
This story is about the fascinating history of the New Castle County Workhouse that includes its opening as a reform institution in 1901, it was the site of a lynching, the hiring of the first women prison guards in the United States and a decade-long experiment in the 1920s where the inmates ran the institution.