Dignity Project: Delaware State Hospital “Spiral” Cemetery

The Friends of Delaware State Hospital Cemetery Committee has undertaken a project to bring dignity to the people buried in a cemetery located on the Herman M. Holloway Sr. Campus in New Castle, DE – home to the Delaware State Hospital (now called Delaware Psychiatric Center) and the main offices of Delaware’s Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). Resting in the cemetery are the people who lived out their days at the Delaware State Hospital. Presently, these people can only be identified by a single number on an otherwise plain headstone which corresponds to a ledger which was forgotten in an old book until recently rediscovered by a member of this committee. For more information click here.