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Laura Coderre joins staff of the Buena Vista conference center

Written on: October 23rd, 2018 in News

In September 2018, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs welcomed Laura Coderre as an executive housekeeper at the Buena Vista conference/event center in New Castle. In addition to the upkeep of the house, her varied responsibilities include assisting with the set-up and break-down of events, food service, hospitality, customer relations and inventory management.

Laura Coderre

Laura Coderre

A graduate of William Patterson University in Wayne, N.J. where she majored in sociology, Coderre previously lived in the Hampton Roads/Virginia Beach area of Virginia where she worked as an executive manager for Health Care Services of Hampton Roads. After she and her husband and son moved to Clayton, Del. two years ago, she worked for Merry Maids cleaning services. She enjoys working in Buena Vista’s historic environment and interacting with the many different people who visit the site.

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Division to sponsor 11 special events during November 2018

Written on: October 22nd, 2018 in EventsMuseumsNews

Changes to American society in the early 20th century, grave sites of notable New Castle veterans, and candle-making among topics to be explored.


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Public presentation of First State National Historical Park’s Historic Resource Study on Oct. 25, 2018

Written on: October 19th, 2018 in EventsMuseumsNews

Study will help the park plan for the future.


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Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation to meet on Oct. 24, 2018

Written on: October 11th, 2018 in NewsPreservationUncategorized

Meeting will include review of nominations to the National Register of Historic Places for the Taylors Bridge School in New Castle County and the Richard Allen School in Georgetown.


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“The Lenapé Indian Tribe of Delaware” lecture at the Zwaanendael Museum on Oct. 20, 2018

Written on: October 10th, 2018 in EventsMuseumsNews

Lecture by Theo Braunskill, Lenapé citizen and Elders Council member, and Nena Todd, manager of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ downtown Dover museums.


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Small Grants available from Delaware Preservation Fund

Written on: October 10th, 2018 in NewsPreservation

Program supports preservation activities at historic properties. Deadline: Dec. 14, 2018.


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“Queenstown and the Early Colonial Delmarva: An Archaeological and Historical Symposium” at the New Castle Court House Museum on Oct. 13, 2018

Written on: October 3rd, 2018 in ArchaeologyEventsMuseumsNewsUncategorized

Event will include scholarly presentations on My Lord’s Gift, a 17th century archaeological site in Queenstown, Md.; and the Coleman Farm, Reedy Island and Fort Casimir sites in Delaware.


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New Castle Court House Museum seeks historic-site interpreter

Written on: October 3rd, 2018 in MuseumsNews

Closing date: Oct. 10, 2018


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Battle of the Chesapeake program at The Old State House on Oct. 13, 2018

Written on: October 2nd, 2018 in EventsMuseumsNewsUncategorized

Naval engagement played a decisive role in America’s victory in its struggle for independence from Great Britain.


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“William Penn Day” at the New Castle Court House Museum on Oct. 27, 2018

Written on: September 24th, 2018 in EventsMuseumsNews

Event commemorates the 336th anniversary Penn’s Oct. 27, 1682 disembarkment at New Castle, his first landing in the New World.


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