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“Five Stories” explores the lives of people who lived and worked at the John Dickinson Plantation

Written on: April 26th, 2017 in EventsExhibitsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Dickinson family members, tenant farmers, tradesmen, free blacks, indentured servants and enslaved individuals are featured.


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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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Delaware featured at the opening of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Written on: April 13th, 2017 in News

New museum tells the story of the founding of the nation from the late-Colonial period through the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.


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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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Archaeological symposium at the New Castle Court House Museum on April 29, 2017

Written on: March 27th, 2017 in ArchaeologyEventsMuseumsNewsPreservation

Program seeks to identify the uniqueness of the Colonial cultures in the Delaware Valley in the 17th and 18th centuries.


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“Drawing America to Victory: The Persuasive Power of the Arts in World War I”

Written on: March 24th, 2017 in CollectionsExhibitsMultimediaNews

Online exhibit revolves around 27 World War I posters from the collections of the State of Delaware.


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Join the division’s Volunteer Program and make a difference in Delaware history

Written on: March 23rd, 2017 in MuseumsNewsVolunteerism

By Bridget Wallace, volunteer services coordinator, Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs.


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Division to sponsor 18 special events during April 2017

Written on: March 23rd, 2017 in EventsHistoric SitesMuseumsNewsUncategorized

Highlights include the Slave Dwelling Project, America’s Founding Fathers and Mothers, and programs on Delaware’s Dutch heritage.


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