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Division to sponsor 16 special events during June 2017

Written on: May 25th, 2017 in EventsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

During the month of June 2017, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be sponsoring 16 special programs at sites across the state. A full schedule is included below. Except where noted, all programs are free and open to the public.

Artist Francis Barraud and his painting of Nipper listening to his master’s voice will be featured in a theatrical presentation at Dover’s Johnson Victrola Museum on June 3, 2017.

Artist Francis Barraud and his painting of Nipper listening to his master’s voice will be featured in a theatrical presentation at Dover’s Johnson Victrola Museum on June 3, 2017.

Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs special events, June 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017
“Bring Your Partners: Learn the Art of Old English Country Dancing.” Inter-active program in which visitors will discover the style that was the precursor to square dancing. First Saturday in the First State program. The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover. Programs at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Museum open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 302-744-5054.

Saturday, June 3, 2017
“Man’s Best Friend.” Theatrical presentation explores artist Francis Barraud and his painting of one of the most celebrated canines in the world—Nipper, the dog who adorns the Victor trademark, “His Masters Voice.” First Saturday in the First State program. Johnson Victrola Museum, 375 S. New St., Dover. Programs at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Museum open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 302-739-3262.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Lecture by retired Justice Randy Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court. Part of the Friends of the John Dickinson Mansion annual meeting. John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover. Reception and tours of the mansion at 4 p.m. followed at 5 p.m. by the annual meeting and Justice Holland’s talk. The group will then adjourn for dinner at Sambo’s Tavern in Leipsic. Cost of the dinner is $50 per person which includes beverages and gratuity. Persons interested in attending may contact gloria.henry@state.de.us or send a reservation and check to P.O. Box 1110, Dover, DE 19903. 302-739-3277.

Wednesday, June 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2017
Lost Off Lewes: The British Warship DeBraak.” Special tour explores the 18th-century history, artifacts and the surviving hull section of this shipwreck. Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes. 9 a.m. Limited seating. Admission $10 (cash or check only). For reservations, e-mail hca_zmevents@state.de.us or call 302-645-1148.

Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10, 2017
Separation Day. Celebration marking the 240th anniversary of Delaware’s separation from Great Britain and Pennsylvania and the formation of the Delaware State. Programs include activities at the New Castle Court House Museum. Downtown New Castle. Friday, 5–10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. 302-323-4453 or 302-545-1650.

The New Castle Green and Courthouse will be focal points of Separation Day activities on June 9 and 10, 2017.

The New Castle Green and Courthouse will be focal points of Separation Day activities on June 9 and 10, 2017.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Demonstrations by the Thistledown Fiber Arts Guild. Program explores spinning, weaving, knitting and other fabric arts. John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover. Program 1–3 p.m. Museum open 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 302-739-3277.

Sunday, June 18, 2017
19th Annual Chautauqua Tent Show—‘Service, Suffrage, & Swing: World War I Era in Delaware.’” Day-long series of activities culminating with a presentation by Edwin L. Fountain, vice chair of the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, with a special introduction by the newly crowned Miss Delaware. Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes. 302-645-1148.

Monday, June 19, 2017
19th Annual Chautauqua Tent Show—‘Service, Suffrage, & Swing: World War I Era in Delaware.’”
Day-long series of activities culminating with Neill Hartley of the American Historical Theatre portraying President Woodrow Wilson. Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes. 302-645-1148.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
19th Annual Chautauqua Tent Show—‘Service, Suffrage, & Swing: World War I Era in Delaware.’”
“Coming Home, the Toll of War,” a two-part program facilitated by Vietnam-War-veteran Richard Claypoole that compares and contrasts the experiences of veterans returning from World War I and the Vietnam War. Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams St., Lewes. 1–4:15 p.m. 302-645-1148.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
19th Annual Chautauqua Tent Show—‘Service, Suffrage, & Swing: World War I Era in Delaware.’”
Concert by the Delmarva Big Band. Stango Park, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes. 7 p.m. 302-645-1148.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
19th Annual Chautauqua Tent Show—‘Service, Suffrage, & Swing: World War I Era in Delaware.’”
Day-long series of activities culminating with Keith H. Henley of the American Historical Theatre portraying World War I Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Henry Johnson. Lewes Historical Society complex, 110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes. 302-645-7670.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
19th Annual Chautauqua Tent Show—‘Service, Suffrage, & Swing: World War I Era in Delaware.’”
Day-long series of activities culminating with Pat Jordan of The American Historical Theatre portraying American women’s suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt. Lewes Historical Society complex, 110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes. 302-645-7670.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Spring Flower!”: Wine Glass Painting Party. Aided by an art instructor, guests to one of Delaware’s most historic estates will create their own hand-painted wine glass. Event includes light hor d’oeuves and cash bar. Buena Vista Conference Center, 661 S. Dupont Highway (Route 13), New Castle. 6–8 p.m. Admission $40 in advance. Go to the following for tickets. For information, call 302-323-4430.

Historic Buena Vista mansion will host the "Spring Flower!": Wine Glass Painting Party on June 22, 2017.

Historic Buena Vista mansion will host the “Spring Flower!”: Wine Glass Painting Party on June 22, 2017.

 

“Service, Suffrage, and Swing: World War I Era in Delaware”

Written on: May 19th, 2017 in EventsMuseumsNews

America’s participation in “the war to end all wars” will be brought to life during this five-day program that will take place at a variety of downtown Lewes, Del. locations from June 18–22, 2017.


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May is Delaware Archaeology Month!

Written on: April 26th, 2017 in ArchaeologyEvents

Program designed to promote the study and conservation of the state’s archaeological resources.


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“Five Stories” explores the lives of people who lived and worked at the John Dickinson Plantation

Written on: April 26th, 2017 in EventsExhibitsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Dickinson family members, tenant farmers, tradesmen, free blacks, indentured servants and enslaved individuals are featured.


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Division to sponsor seven special events during May 2017

Written on: April 20th, 2017 in EventsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Highlights include Dover Days presentations, the Zwaanendael Museum’s Sixth Annual Maritime Festival and A Day in Old New Castle.


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Gathering public input on the 2018-2022 Statewide Historic Preservation Plan: New on-line survey available

Written on: April 19th, 2017 in NewsPreservation

Survey seeks feedback on the needs and issues facing historic places in Delaware.


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Zwaanendael Maritime Celebration: “A Sailor’s Life for Me” in Lewes, Del. over the 2017 Memorial Day weekend

Written on: April 18th, 2017 in EventsMuseumsNewsUncategorized

Event provides visitors with an opportunity to experience seafaring lives of adventure, romance, excitement and hardships, and to honor mariners who made the ultimate sacrifice.


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Delaware featured at the opening of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Written on: April 13th, 2017 in News

New museum tells the story of the founding of the nation from the late-Colonial period through the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.


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Division museums closed on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

Written on: April 11th, 2017 in EventsExhibitsMuseumsNews

New Castle Court House Museum, the Johnson Victrola Museum, The Old State House, the John Dickinson Plantation and the Zwaanendael Museum closed for the holiday.


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“Lost off Lewes: The British warship DeBraak”

Written on: April 11th, 2017 in EventsMuseumsNews

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


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