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Bethany Beach’s Dinker-Irvin Cottage added to the National Register of Historic Places

Written on: July 21st, 2017 in NewsPreservation

Property is one of six remaining cottages constructed in the resort community between 1902 and 1905.


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Division’s museums and collections awarded national accreditation

Written on: July 20th, 2017 in CollectionsMuseumsNews

Accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums is the highest recognition afforded to museums in the United States.


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Division to sponsor 11 special events during August 2017

Written on: July 19th, 2017 in EventsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Highlights include programs on inventors in the sound-recording industry, a historic murder mystery and Dr. Who


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DSU students to present fresh perspectives on Delaware history on July 22, 2017

Written on: July 19th, 2017 in EventsMuseumsNews

Free interactive, history-related activities to be presented at four historic sites located in Dover, Del.


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Disney film “Moana” to be featured at Buena Vista Movie Night on the Lawn on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Written on: July 18th, 2017 in EventsHistoric SitesNews

Free outdoor, family-fun night also includes activities, music and food on the grounds of one of Delaware’s most historic estates.


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Division notes passing of Gloria Messina, former historic-site interpreter

Written on: July 17th, 2017 in News

Messina worked at the John Dickinson Plantation in the 1980s and 90s.


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Division to replace roof of Academy building in New Castle

Written on: July 10th, 2017 in Historic SitesNewsPreservation

Improvements slated to take place in late summer/early fall 2017.


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50th Anniversary Celebration of Dover, Del.’s Johnson Victrola Museum taking place in 2017

Written on: July 10th, 2017 in EventsMuseumsNews

Museum highlights the life and achievements of Dover’s native son, Eldridge Reeves Johnson, founder of The Victor Talking Machine Company.


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Kalmar Nyckel Foundation mounts new exhibit on Wilmington’s industrial past

Written on: June 28th, 2017 in ExhibitsNews

Exhibit supported by the National Park Service’s National Maritime Heritage Grant Program.


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Portraits of former Gov. and Mrs. Markell added to the State Portrait Collection

Written on: June 28th, 2017 in CollectionsExhibitsNews

Collection includes more than 200 works depicting many of the state’s most notable public figures.


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