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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 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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Division to sponsor 23 special events during July 2017

Written on: June 26th, 2017 in EventsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Highlights include programs on Independence Day, jazz history and quill-pen writing.


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“Coming Home, the Toll of War”

Written on: June 12th, 2017 in EventsNews

Lewes, Del. program explores the experiences of veterans returning home following World War I and how they compare with today’s veterans’ experience.


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Division to sponsor 16 special events during June 2017

Written on: May 25th, 2017 in EventsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Man’s Best Friend, Separation Day and a wine-glass painting party among the events to be presented.


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“Service, Suffrage, and Swing: World War I Era in Delaware”

Written on: May 19th, 2017 in EventsMuseumsNews

America’s participation in “the war to end all wars” will be brought to life during this five-day program that will take place at a variety of downtown Lewes, Del. locations from June 18–22, 2017.


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Division to sponsor seven special events during May 2017

Written on: April 20th, 2017 in EventsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Highlights include Dover Days presentations, the Zwaanendael Museum’s Sixth Annual Maritime Festival and A Day in Old New Castle.


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Zwaanendael Maritime Celebration: “A Sailor’s Life for Me” in Lewes, Del. over the 2017 Memorial Day weekend

Written on: April 18th, 2017 in EventsMuseumsNewsUncategorized

Event provides visitors with an opportunity to experience seafaring lives of adventure, romance, excitement and hardships, and to honor mariners who made the ultimate sacrifice.


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Division museums closed on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

Written on: April 11th, 2017 in EventsExhibitsMuseumsNews

New Castle Court House Museum, the Johnson Victrola Museum, The Old State House, the John Dickinson Plantation and the Zwaanendael Museum closed for the holiday.


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“Lost off Lewes: The British warship DeBraak”

Written on: April 11th, 2017 in EventsMuseumsNews

Tours explore the surviving hull section of this 18th-century shipwreck.


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