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“Land and Sea Christmas”: Buena Vista Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

Written on: December 2nd, 2016 in EventsHistoric SitesNews

Delaware’s historic Buena Vista mansion will be decked out for a one-day-only holiday open-house on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The open house, entitled “Land and Sea Christmas,” will feature decorations and children’s craft activities on the themes of the land and sea. Self-guided tours of the home and refreshments will also be available. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 302-323-4430.

Buena Vista

Buena Vista

Located at 661 S. Dupont Highway (Route 13), southwest of New Castle, Buena Vista is one of Delaware’s most historic homes. The main section of the house was built between 1845 and 1847 by John M. Clayton, United States secretary of state from 1849 to 1850 under presidents Taylor and Fillmore, and United States senator from 1829 to 1836, 1845 to 1849, and 1853 until his death in 1856. The home later became the residence of C. Douglass Buck, governor of Delaware from 1929 to 1937 and United States senator from 1942 to 1948. Buena Vista

Hale-Byrnes House to receive $47,610 grant from the Longwood Foundation

Written on: November 23rd, 2016 in Historic SitesNewsPreservation

Funding will be used for repair of deteriorating mortar joints at the building’s gables and chimneys.


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Delaware Department of State receives Tourism Champion Award from Kent County Tourism

Written on: November 23rd, 2016 in News

Agency honored for its contributions to the tourism and hospitality industries in Kent County.


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Restoration work completed at Old Sussex County Court House

Written on: November 22nd, 2016 in Historic SitesNewsPreservation

$307,000 project included both exterior restoration and interior refurbishment of the building’s first and second floors.


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Small Grants available from Delaware Preservation Fund

Written on: November 21st, 2016 in NewsPreservation

Program supports preservation activities at historic properties and districts. Deadline: Dec. 16, 2016.


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Division to sponsor 14 special programs during the 2016 winter-holiday season

Written on: November 18th, 2016 in EventsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Eight winter-holiday-themed activities among the programs to be offered.


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Four division staff members named Department of State Employee of the Second Quarter

Written on: October 27th, 2016 in News

Employees helped save the life of one of their co-workers.


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Holiday party to take place at the John Dickinson Plantation on Dec. 4, 2016

Written on: October 27th, 2016 in EventsMuseumsNews

Sponsored by the Friends of the John Dickinson Mansion. Reservations required by Nov. 21, 2016.


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Division staff members lend a hand at the Delaware Veterans Home

Written on: October 26th, 2016 in NewsVolunteerism

Seventeen individuals volunteered their services in September 2016.


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Carolyn Apple receives a Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award

Written on: October 26th, 2016 in CollectionsNewsVolunteerism

Division volunteer honored for her efforts in saving the William D. Willis World War II Photographic Collection.


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