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Call for papers: “The Early Colonial Delaware Valley—An Archaeological and Historical Symposium”

Written on: February 9th, 2016 in ArchaeologyNews

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Archaeological Society of Delaware, is seeking informal, interdisciplinary presentations on the archaeology and cultures of the Delaware Valley which will be presented at “The Early Colonial Delaware Valley—An Archaeological and Historical Symposium” that will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the New Castle Court House Museum, 211 Delaware St., in New Castle, Del.

New Castle Court House

New Castle Court House

Now in its ninth year, the symposium is dedicated to building a regional-level dialog that can identify the uniqueness of the cultures that existed in the Delaware Valley during the early period of European colonization. Persons interested in making a presentation at the symposium should submit an abstract no later than April 22, 2016.

Admission to the symposium is free and open to the public. To submit an abstract or to make a reservation to attend the symposium, contact Craig Lukezic at craig.lukezic@state.de.us or call 302-736-7407.

National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week in Washington, D.C., March 8–10, 2016

Written on: February 2nd, 2016 in NewsPreservation

Annual gathering promotes sound federal preservation policy and programs.


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Division releases 2015 annual report

Written on: February 2nd, 2016 in News

Report tells the agency’s 2015 story as seen through the accomplishments of its employees and volunteers.


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Division creates World War II photographic exhibit at Seaford Museum

Written on: February 2nd, 2016 in ExhibitsMuseumsNews

Exhibit features photographs taken by Dover, Del. native William D. Willis from 1943 to 1945.


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Division seeks museum/historic-site interpreter at the Buena Vista Conference Center

Written on: February 1st, 2016 in News

Application deadline: Feb. 5, 2016.


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Painting Party at Buena Vista on Feb. 18, 2016

Written on: February 1st, 2016 in EventsHistoric SitesNews

Professional artist provides guests with step-by-step instruction.


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Division sites closed on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 23 and 24, 2016 due to winter storm

Written on: January 22nd, 2016 in EventsExhibitsMuseumsNews

National Weather Service predicting major winter storm.


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First State National Historical Park seeks public comment on Sheriff’s House in New Castle

Written on: January 19th, 2016 in News

Public scoping-meeting to take place on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at the New Castle Court House Museum.


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African American History Month programs among 17 division-sponsored events in February 2016

Written on: January 15th, 2016 in EventsMuseumsNewsPreservation

Highlights of the month include programs on Paul Robeson, stories of enslaved people, and the Green Book.


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Two additional Delaware properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Written on: December 30th, 2015 in NewsPreservation

Adams Home Farm in Greenwood and the Evans-West House in Ocean View are the most recent listings.


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