The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs recently released its 2013 annual report which spotlights the agency’s significant long-range planning activities and its commitment to the highest standards of integrity and quality in service to the community. Go to the following to read the full report: “Planning for the Future, Striving for Excellence: Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Annual Report 2013.”
While digging a test hole in search of an existing water main on Feb. 11, 2014, workers uncovered a previously undocumented brick foundation in open space near the northeast side of Dover’s Old State House. Other than the brick, which appeared to be handmade, few artifacts were observed although a bottle base was recovered that may date to the early-to-mid-19th century. The bottle base was embossed with the words “H. Ricketts & Co./Glassworks Bristol.” Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs staff conducted research on previous buildings that existed in this area and postulated that the foundation may be the remains of an 1829 armory that would have been used for storing weapons and other military equipment.