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Division to sponsor 16 special events during June 2017

Written on: May 25th, 2017 in Events Historic Sites Museums News

During the month of June 2017, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be sponsoring 16 special programs at sites across the state. A full schedule is included below. Except where noted, all programs are free and open to the public.

Artist Francis Barraud and his painting of Nipper listening to his master’s voice will be featured in a theatrical presentation at Dover’s Johnson Victrola Museum on June 3, 2017.

Artist Francis Barraud and his painting of Nipper listening to his master’s voice will be featured in a theatrical presentation at Dover’s Johnson Victrola Museum on June 3, 2017.

Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs special events, June 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017
“Bring Your Partners: Learn the Art of Old English Country Dancing.” Inter-active program in which visitors will discover the style that was the precursor to square dancing. First Saturday in the First State program. The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover. Programs at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Museum open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 302-744-5054.

Saturday, June 3, 2017
“Man’s Best Friend.” Theatrical presentation explores artist Francis Barraud and his painting of one of the most celebrated canines in the world—Nipper, the dog who adorns the Victor trademark, “His Masters Voice.” First Saturday in the First State program. Johnson Victrola Museum, 375 S. New St., Dover. Programs at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Museum open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 302-739-3262.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Lecture by retired Justice Randy Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court. Part of the Friends of the John Dickinson Mansion annual meeting. John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover. Reception and tours of the mansion at 4 p.m. followed at 5 p.m. by the annual meeting and Justice Holland’s talk. The group will then adjourn for dinner at Sambo’s Tavern in Leipsic. Cost of the dinner is $50 per person which includes beverages and gratuity. Persons interested in attending may contact gloria.henry@state.de.us or send a reservation and check to P.O. Box 1110, Dover, DE 19903. 302-739-3277.

Wednesday, June 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2017
Lost Off Lewes: The British Warship DeBraak.” Special tours explore the 18th-century history, artifacts and the surviving hull section of this shipwreck. Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes. 9 a.m. Limited seating. Admission $10 (cash or check only). For reservations, e-mail hca_zmevents@state.de.us or call 302-645-1148.

Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10, 2017
Separation Day. Celebration marking the 240th anniversary of Delaware’s separation from Great Britain and Pennsylvania and the formation of the Delaware State. Programs include activities at the New Castle Court House Museum. Downtown New Castle. Friday, 5–10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. 302-323-4453 or 302-545-1650.

The New Castle Green and Courthouse will be focal points of Separation Day activities on June 9 and 10, 2017.

The New Castle Green and Courthouse will be focal points of Separation Day activities on June 9 and 10, 2017.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Demonstrations by the Thistledown Fiber Arts Guild. Program explores spinning, weaving, knitting and other fabric arts. John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover. Program 1–3 p.m. Museum open 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 302-739-3277.

Sunday, June 18, 2017
19th Annual Chautauqua Tent Show—‘Service, Suffrage, & Swing: World War I Era in Delaware.’” Day-long series of activities culminating with a presentation by Edwin L. Fountain, vice chair of the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, with a special introduction by the newly crowned Miss Delaware. Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes. 302-645-1148.

Monday, June 19, 2017
19th Annual Chautauqua Tent Show—‘Service, Suffrage, & Swing: World War I Era in Delaware.’”
Day-long series of activities culminating with Neill Hartley of the American Historical Theatre portraying President Woodrow Wilson. Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes. 302-645-1148.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
19th Annual Chautauqua Tent Show—‘Service, Suffrage, & Swing: World War I Era in Delaware.’”
“Coming Home, the Toll of War,” a two-part program facilitated by Vietnam-War-veteran Richard Claypoole that compares and contrasts the experiences of veterans returning from World War I and the Vietnam War. Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams St., Lewes. 1–4:15 p.m. 302-645-1148.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
19th Annual Chautauqua Tent Show—‘Service, Suffrage, & Swing: World War I Era in Delaware.’”
Concert by the Delmarva Big Band. Stango Park, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes. 7 p.m. 302-645-1148.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
19th Annual Chautauqua Tent Show—‘Service, Suffrage, & Swing: World War I Era in Delaware.’”
Day-long series of activities culminating with Keith H. Henley of the American Historical Theatre portraying World War I Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Henry Johnson. Lewes Historical Society complex, 110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes. 302-645-7670.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
19th Annual Chautauqua Tent Show—‘Service, Suffrage, & Swing: World War I Era in Delaware.’”
Day-long series of activities culminating with Pat Jordan of The American Historical Theatre portraying American women’s suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt. Lewes Historical Society complex, 110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes. 302-645-7670.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Spring Flower!”: Wine Glass Painting Party. Aided by an art instructor, guests to one of Delaware’s most historic estates will create their own hand-painted wine glass. Event includes light hor d’oeuves and cash bar. Buena Vista Conference Center, 661 S. Dupont Highway (Route 13), New Castle. 6–8 p.m. Admission $40 in advance. Go to the following for tickets. For information, call 302-323-4430.

Historic Buena Vista mansion will host the "Spring Flower!": Wine Glass Painting Party on June 22, 2017.

Historic Buena Vista mansion will host the “Spring Flower!”: Wine Glass Painting Party on June 22, 2017.

 


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