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Division staff members give back

Written on: July 31st, 2015 in NewsVolunteerism

By Tim Slavin, director of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs

On Tuesday, we gave back to the community.

As readers may know, the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs benefits from more than 13,000 volunteer hours each year. In recognition of that generosity, a number of division team members went to the Food Bank of Delaware in Milford on July 28, 2015 and donated our morning to helping their noble cause of trying to eliminate hunger in Delaware.

Division volunteers at the Food Bank of Delaware. (From left) Betsy Gant, Desiree Williams, Suzanne Savery, Edward McWilliams, Rachel Wootten, Ed Gillespie, Lynn Riley, Gwen Davis, Greg Buchman, and Tim Slavin.

Division volunteers at the Food Bank of Delaware. (From left) Betsy Gant, Desiree Williams, Suzanne Savery, Edward McWilliams, Rachel Wootten, Ed Gillespie, Lynn Riley, Gwen Davis, Greg Buchman, and Tim Slavin.

Greg Buchman, Gwen Davis, Betsy Gant, Ed Gillespie, Edward McWilliams, Lynn Riley, Suzanne Savery, Desiree Williams, Rachel Wootten and I spent the morning sorting and packing canned and boxed goods donated the evening before by attendees of the Delaware State Fair, then shucked and cleaned hundreds of ears of corn and then cleaned and stacked a hundred or so coolers. (And, yes, we have pictures to prove it!)

Suzanne Savery (red shirt) and Betsy Gant (gray shirt) shucking corn for the food bank. Greg Buchman in in the left background (in baseball cap).

Suzanne Savery (red shirt) and Betsy Gant (gray shirt) shucking corn for the food bank. Greg Buchman in in the left background (in baseball cap).

Thanks to those who volunteered and special thanks to Rachel Wootten, our volunteer services coordinator, for putting all this together. I’m very proud of the work that we do at the division, and grateful for the values we bring to our jobs every day.

Goodbye Howard

Written on: July 27th, 2015 in MuseumsNewsVolunteerism

Long-term volunteer Howard Fulcher left the division at the end of July 2015.


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Written on: July 24th, 2015 in EducationMuseumsNewsVolunteerism

Students presented programs at four Delaware historic sites in July 2015.


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Division welcomes four new staff members in June 2015

Written on: July 23rd, 2015 in News

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On a Wing and a Prayer: A Closer Look at Military Glider Aircraft Used in World War II

Written on: July 21st, 2015 in ExhibitsNewsVolunteerism

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“Shirley Temple Day in New Castle” program at the New Castle Court House Museum on July 26, 2015

Written on: July 17th, 2015 in EventsMuseumsNews

Program explores child actress Shirley Temple’s July 2, 1938 visit to New Castle where she ate lunch in the Court House Tea Room.


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Division to sponsor 10 special events during August 2015

Written on: July 17th, 2015 in EventsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

History meets sci-fi, crime and 18th-century medicine to be featured.


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Hebron Methodist Church outside Georgetown added to the National Register of Historic Places

Written on: June 25th, 2015 in Historic SitesNewsPreservation

Structure is an outstanding example of rural Methodist churches from the 19th century.


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Delaware Department of Transportation seeks applicants for archaeologist position

Written on: June 24th, 2015 in ArchaeologyNewsPreservation

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Milford Century Club re-opens after repairing damage caused by Hurricane Sandy

Written on: June 24th, 2015 in Historic SitesNewsPreservation

National Park Service grant helped support the repairs.


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