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Video commissioned by the division celebrates archaeology in Delaware

Written on: June 29th, 2016 in ArchaeologyNewsPreservation

“Archaeology in Delaware,” a video commissioned by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs and produced by Haywood Productions of Dover, Del., has recently been posted on the Preservation50 website as part of the Making Archaeology Public Project. The video was premiered on May 1, 2016 at the Iron Hill Museum in Newark, Del. as part of the Iron Hill Archaeology and Heritage Festival.


Preservation50 is the United States’ multi-year celebration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act. The Act has transformed the face of communities from coast to coast as it established the legal framework and incentives to preserve historic buildings, landscapes and archaeology. Preservation50 reveals the great value that historic preservation delivers to the American people. Its aim is to build a community that leads preservation for the next 50 years.

Division honored with preservation award

Written on: June 29th, 2016 in Historic SitesNewsPreservation

2016 Bamberger Historic Preservation Award recognizes improvements to four state-owned historic properties in New Castle.

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Gov. Markell unveils interpretive sign marking the location of Fort Casimir

Written on: June 29th, 2016 in ArchaeologyHistoric SitesNewsPreservation

Ceremony coincides with the announcement of a $71,500 grant for archaeological investigations at the New Castle site.

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“Listen Up!”: How About Something Different?

Written on: June 28th, 2016 in EventsMuseumsNews

Division’s spoken-word program finds new ways to connect young people with history.

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History abounds near Delaware’s beaches

Written on: June 23rd, 2016 in ArchaeologyCollectionsEventsExhibitsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

A wealth of historic sites are open for visitation.

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Programs on America’s struggle for independence among 20 special events sponsored by the division during July 2016

Written on: June 20th, 2016 in EventsMuseumsNews

Spoken-word program and lecture on Independence Day, plus patriotic music among the sponsored events.

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Grants for historic preservation

Written on: June 3rd, 2016 in NewsPreservation

National Park Service now accepting applications for National Maritime Heritage Grants and Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Underrepresented Communities.

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Alice Guerrant receives award from the Archaeological Society of Delaware

Written on: June 2nd, 2016 in ArchaeologyNewsPreservation

Division archaeologist honored for outstanding contributions to the society.

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“Making the First State Shine: 50 Years of Historic Preservation in Delaware”

Written on: June 1st, 2016 in EventsMuseumsNewsPreservation

18th annual Chautauqua to take place in Lewes, Del. from June 19 to 23, 2016.

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“Lost Off Lewes: The British Warship DeBraak”

Written on: May 26th, 2016 in ArchaeologyCollectionsEventsExhibitsMuseumsNews

Tours explore the surviving hull section of this 18th-century shipwreck.

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