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Online map of National Register-listed properties gets a makeover

Written on: September 21st, 2017 in NewsPreservationUncategorized

By Alice Guerrant, Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs archaeologist and Historic Properties Research Center manager.

Work has been completed to restore the online map provided through the Cultural and Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS), the State Historic Preservation Office’s geographic information system (GIS). The map was affected by a software issue that prevented proper filtering of historic-property information. Our vendor, GeoDecisions, researched options to address the problem and an update to the ArcGIS Online software provided the solution. The revised map is now available to the public at https://chris-users.delaware.gov/public/#/.

CHRIS start-up screen for National-Register-listed properties in Delaware.

CHRIS start-up screen for National-Register-listed properties in Delaware.

In addition to restoring the map, several new layers have been added to make it even more useful. For example, students and teachers can now overlay their school districts on the map to research National Register of Historic Places-listed buildings, structures and historic districts located within their school districts. Similarly, state legislative-districts have been added, allowing citizens and legislators to see National Register listings in their communities. Likewise, the map shows the state’s Downtown Development Districts, which will allow owners and developers to see what properties in those districts may also be eligible for Historic Preservation Tax Credits.

We’ve also added the Delaware Department of Transportation’s updated layer showing the full range of the state’s historic and scenic byways, allowing citizens and travelers to learn more about the National Register-listed places along those routes. Finally, as an added bonus, the map shows the location and text of all of Delaware’s historical markers, managed by Delaware Public Archives.

And of course, the National Register layers include the latest additions to Delaware’s listed properties such as the Dinker-Irvin Cottage in Bethany Beach and St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Harrington.

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Division to sponsor 16 special events during October 2017

Written on: September 20th, 2017 in EventsExhibitsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Halloween programs, 18th century trades and William Penn Day among the events to be presented.


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Division director Tim Slavin interviewed on museum accreditation

Written on: September 15th, 2017 in CollectionsMuseumsNews

Article published in the American Alliance of Museums newsletter.


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Ceremony marks opening of “New Castle: Three Forts, One Community” exhibit

Written on: September 15th, 2017 in EventsExhibitsMuseumsNews

Exhibit examines the 17th-century struggle for control of New Castle, Del. by the Dutch, Swedes and English.


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Pencader Heritage Museum hosts ceremonial return of British flag

Written on: September 14th, 2017 in Historic SitesMuseumsNews

Union Jack once flew over HMS Sheffield, a guided-missile destroyer that was later sunk in the 1982 Falklands War.


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“Global to Local: International Events and the First State” series at the Zwaanendael Museum through March 24, 2018

Written on: September 7th, 2017 in EventsExhibitsMuseumsNews

Series explores how world events have impacted Delaware’s history.


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EVENT CHANGE OF VENUE: “First People of the First State: 12,000 Years, 300 Years and One Year” program on Sept. 2, 2017 moved indoors due to inclement weather

Written on: August 31st, 2017 in EventsMuseumsNews

Sept. 2, 2017 event moved from outdoors on the Dover Green to indoors at The Old State House.


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Victor’s “Indian Melodies” recordings

Written on: August 25th, 2017 in MuseumsNews

Company played a major role in recording Native-American-inspired music.


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Delaware State Historic Preservation Office represented at national meeting of transportation professionals

Written on: August 25th, 2017 in NewsPreservation

Archaeologist Craig Lukezic spoke on historic preservation issues in highway projects.


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Grants for historic preservation

Written on: August 25th, 2017 in NewsPreservation

African American Civil Rights and Partners in Training grants now available.


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