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EVENT POSTPONED–Post Cards of the Past” presentation at Dover, Del.’s Old State House on May 1, 2016

Written on: April 29th, 2016 in EventsMuseumsNews

Sunday, May 1, 2016 event to be rescheduled.

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Capital improvements completed at state-owned historic properties in New Castle

Written on: April 25th, 2016 in Historic SitesMuseumsNewsPreservation

State invested $350,000 for projects at the New Castle Court House Museum, Arsenal, Academy and Green.

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Theme of 2016 Dover Days Festival is historic preservation

Written on: April 21st, 2016 in EventsExhibitsMuseumsNewsPreservation

Division will be offering several programs including those celebrating the 1976 restoration of The Old State House.

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Division staff news

Written on: April 20th, 2016 in HorticultureMuseumsNewsVolunteerism

Additions made to volunteer-services, horticulture and site-management teams and at the Buena Vista Conference Center.

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Archaeological symposium at the New Castle Court House Museum on May 7, 2016

Written on: April 18th, 2016 in ArchaeologyEventsMuseumsNews

Program seeks to identify the uniqueness of the early colonial cultures in the region.

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Division to sponsor 13 special programs during May 2016

Written on: April 14th, 2016 in ArchaeologyEventsMuseumsNewsPreservation

Highlights of the month include programs on the saving of The Old State House, a symposium on the early Colonial archaeology of the Delaware Valley region and the Zwaanendael Maritime Celebration.

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“Wine and Spirits in Delaware: Producing, Preserving, and Presenting”

Written on: March 23rd, 2016 in ExhibitsMuseumsNews

Exhibit tells the story of Delaware’s wine and spirits trade from the time of European settlement to the present day.

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Division to sponsor 19 special programs during April 2016

Written on: March 11th, 2016 in EventsMuseumsNews

Highlights of the month include programs on Edgar Allan Poe, Delaware’s Dutch heritage and a quilt documentation day.

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“Delaware and the War of 1812” exhibit to close on March 19, 2016

Written on: February 22nd, 2016 in ExhibitsMuseumsNews

Exhibit on display at the Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes, Del.

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“George Washington Birthday Celebration” at Dover, Del.’s Old State House on Feb. 22, 2016 at 1 p.m.

Written on: February 18th, 2016 in EventsMuseumsNews

Event to feature writings by, and about, the first president, read by historical interpreters and distinguished guests, plus live, streaming video of Sen. Chris Coons reading Washington’s Farewell Address from the floor of the U.S. Senate.

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