“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.
2016 Bamberger Historic Preservation Award recognizes improvements to four state-owned historic properties in New Castle.
Ceremony coincides with the announcement of a $71,500 grant for archaeological investigations at the New Castle site.
Division’s spoken-word program finds new ways to connect young people with history.
A wealth of historic sites are open for visitation.
Spoken-word program and lecture on Independence Day, plus patriotic music among the sponsored events.
National Park Service now accepting applications for National Maritime Heritage Grants and Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Underrepresented Communities.
Division archaeologist honored for outstanding contributions to the society.
18th annual Chautauqua to take place in Lewes, Del. from June 19 to 23, 2016.
Tours explore the surviving hull section of this 18th-century shipwreck.