The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs notes, with sadness, the passing of Joe Gates who served from 2008 to 2018 as a volunteer on the agency’s Collections Committee which is responsible for the review and approval of all acquisitions of Delaware-related objects and artifacts for the state’s collections.
Originally from Finleyville, Pa., Gates lived in Delaware for many years where he served in a variety of positions including social-studies teacher, principal and librarian. His work helped bring history alive for Delaware students at Laurel Middle School; and at William Henry Middle School and Delaware Technical Community College in Dover. As a collector, he had a special interest in, among other things, bookmarks and Dover postcards.
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Event celebrated the agency’s 2018 achievements.
Highlights include activities celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, early jazz and the Avery’s Rest archaeological site.
Program encourages students to study the U.S. Constitution and Delaware’s role in its creation.
Enjoy the season and learn about the First State’s many contributions to the history and culture of the United States.
Archaeologist headed to new job at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland.
Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to administer the home and surrounding property at the heart of the site.
Event to feature decorations and children’s craft activities, plus self-guided tours of the home and refreshments.
Written on: November 28th, 2018 in News
Application closing date: Dec. 12, 2018.
Display of works by the noted Wilmington artist featuring historical and political figures including a Minute Man, and presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and George W. Bush.