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Public comment sought regarding Sheriff’s House rehabilitation and use plan

Written on: February 28th, 2017 in Historic SitesNewsPreservation

First State National Historical Park to hold public meeting on March 8, 2017 in New Castle.

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Call for papers: “Archaeological and Historical Symposium of the Colonial Delaware Valley”

Written on: February 13th, 2017 in ArchaeologyEventsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 31, 2017

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Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation meeting on Jan. 18, 2017

Written on: January 10th, 2017 in EventsHistoric SitesNewsPreservation

Agenda to include a presentation by architectural historian Robin Krawitz on the Jackson-Wilson House in Wilmington which has been nominated for placement in the National Register of Historic Places.

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St. Paul AME Church in Harrington added to the National Register of Historic Places

Written on: December 20th, 2016 in Historic SitesNewsPreservation

Church has served Harrington’s black community since 1895.

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“Land and Sea Christmas”: Buena Vista Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

Written on: December 2nd, 2016 in EventsHistoric SitesNews

One-day-only event showcases one of Delaware’s most historic homes.

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Hale-Byrnes House to receive $47,610 grant from the Longwood Foundation

Written on: November 23rd, 2016 in Historic SitesNewsPreservation

Funding will be used for repair of deteriorating mortar joints at the building’s gables and chimneys.

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Restoration work completed at Old Sussex County Court House

Written on: November 22nd, 2016 in Historic SitesNewsPreservation

$307,000 project included both exterior restoration and interior refurbishment of the building’s first and second floors.

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Division to sponsor 14 special programs during the 2016 winter-holiday season

Written on: November 18th, 2016 in EventsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Eight winter-holiday-themed activities among the programs to be offered.

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History was made here: The New Castle Green

Written on: September 22nd, 2016 in Historic SitesMuseumsNews

Town commons was laid out by the Dutch in the 1650s.

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates re-opening of Fort Christina National Historic Landmark

Written on: July 21st, 2016 in EventsHistoric SitesNews

Landmark is situated on the approximate site of the first permanent European settlement in Delaware.

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