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The Life and Love of Ethel Canby Peets

Written on: April 15th, 2016 in EducationNewsVolunteerism

Written by Amanda Svehla When I began my internship with the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, I was not quite sure what to expect. Certainly, I knew that I would be handling objects, but I was not prepared for the intimate journey I was about to embark on through personal research. I walked […]

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Fourteenth annual Delaware Day competition winners announced

Written on: December 22nd, 2015 in EducationNews

Program encourages students to study the U.S. Constitution.

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DSU freshmen present fresh perspectives on Delaware history

Written on: July 24th, 2015 in EducationMuseumsNewsVolunteerism

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

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Thirteenth annual Delaware Day competition winners announced

Written on: December 10th, 2014 in EducationNews

Program encourages students to study the U.S. Constitution.

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Cooch-dayett Mills: Discovering Delaware History Through Partnerships

Written on: January 6th, 2014 in EducationHistoric Sites

By: David H. Pragoff School and Group Programs Team Leader Delaware Nature Society Located south of Newark near the corner of Old Baltimore Pike and Route 72, Cooch-Dayett Mills is one of the last remaining water-powered mills in Delaware and a reminder of a bygone era. Mills were a vital part of colonial society.  They served […]

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12th Annual Delaware Day Competition Winners Announced

Written on: December 17th, 2013 in EducationNews

Program encourages students to study the U.S. Constitution.

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Delaware’s Indian River Life-saving Station

Written on: December 4th, 2013 in EducationHistoric SitesMuseums

By: Katie Goerger, Historical Interpreter Indian River Life-Saving Station Delaware Seashore State Park The Indian River Life-Saving Station is one of Delmarva’s relatively unknown gems. Situated along the coastline of southern Delaware between the Rehoboth Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, many recognize it as the hub for programs and events at Delaware Seashore State Park. […]

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Watch C-SPAN Segments Filmed in Dover, Del.

Written on: July 19th, 2013 in EducationHistoric SitesMultimediaNews

Beginning on July 20, 2013, C-SPAN, the public-affairs television network, will be posting 13 television segments on its website featuring the literary life and history of Delaware’s capital city of Dover. The segments can be viewed at the following Web address: www.c-span.org/LocalContent/Dover. C-SPAN will also be broadcasting the segments on non-fiction book channel BookTV (on […]

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Free Black Communities of the 19th Century

Written on: July 18th, 2013 in EducationEvents

On Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., the Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware will present “Free Black Communities of the 19th Century,” a dual lecture conducted by cultural-heritage consultant Janet L. Sheridan who will discuss Marshalltown which was established circa 1830 in Salem County, N.J., and Dr. Rebecca Sheppard, associate director of the Center […]

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Energy Audits for Historic Homeowners

Written on: December 19th, 2012 in EducationHistoric SitesPreservation

By: Jesse Zanavich, Architectural Historian Delaware State Historic Preservation Office With the cold weather here and utility bills on the rise, many historic homeowners may be wondering what they can do to cost-effectively weatherize their homes. But before spending big money to replace your older windows (see Figure 1), first consider a home energy audit. […]

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