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Division welcomes historic-site interpreters, executive housekeeper

Written on: February 22nd, 2019 in News

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs has recently welcomed two new historic-site interpreters at the Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes and an executive housekeeper at the Buena Vista conference/event center near New Castle. Following are profiles of these newest members of the division family.

As historic-site interpreters who conduct tours and special programs at the Zwaanendael Museum, Madeline Golden and Dante Silicato help bring to life the Lewes-area’s maritime, military and social history. A resident of Milton, Del., Golden grew up in Harrington, Del. She graduated in 2017 from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in English and history. As part of her studies, she earned a certificate in public history in which she was trained in how to effectively share historical information with diverse audiences and to critically examine how history is presented. Her degree also included an internship at the Morven Museum and Garden in Princeton, N.J. and study abroad in Greece.

Madeline Golden

Madeline Golden

Originally from Wilmington, Del., Silicato now lives in Milton, Del. with his wife Gwendolyn. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in early American history from West Chester University. A Renaissance man, Silicato has been involved in theater education in Wilmington and Arden, Del., and has lived in Hollywood, Ca. where he acted in several films and television programs. In addition to producing his own short film and documentary, he is interested in film history and hopes to create a film society in Milton and a traveling film series that will screen international films in communities across the region.

Dante Silicato

Dante Silicato

Executive housekeeper Carrie Shreve works hard to ensure that Buena Vista is clean and ready for the many visitors that attend events at the site. 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.

Carrie Shreve

Carrie Shreve

Shreve spent her childhood years in South St. Georges, Del. and later moved with her family to New Castle, Del. where she graduated from William Penn High School. She has worked as a receptionist, office manager and accountant for a variety of mechanical contracting companies. While living in Chincoteague, Va., she managed a team of workers for a house-cleaning business. She and her three children recently moved back to New Castle to be closer to her extended family.

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National Women’s History Month events among eight special programs at division museums during March 2019

Written on: February 20th, 2019 in EventsMuseumsNews

Activities honor and celebrate women’s lives and historic achievements.


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historic-sites

New Castle Green street lamp repaired

Written on: February 19th, 2019 in Historic SitesNews

Old lamp given a complete overall.


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archaeology

Site of purported African-American cemetery discovered near Frankford

Written on: February 18th, 2019 in ArchaeologyNews

Development slated for nearby property.


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Division seeks conservation technician

Written on: February 15th, 2019 in News

Application opening date: Feb. 15, 2019. Closing date: Feb. 21, 2019.


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Archaeologist John W. Martin joins State Historic Preservation Office staff

Written on: February 14th, 2019 in ArchaeologyNewsPreservation

New employee has 39 years of experience in archaeology and historic preservation.


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Historic revitalization subgrants available for eligible rural communities

Written on: February 12th, 2019 in NewsPreservation

Program supports the preservation of historic buildings in rural communities that are listed, or eligible for inclusion, in the National Register of Historic Places.


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Presidents Day program on George Washington’s 110 rules of civility at The Old State House on Feb. 17, 2019

Written on: February 8th, 2019 in EventsMuseumsNews

Program explores Washington’s 110 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior and discusses how they were practiced by subsequent American presidents together with their relevance to contemporary American politics.


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Division seeks maintenance/trades mechanic and historic-site interpreter

Written on: January 29th, 2019 in News

Application deadlines are Feb. 8 and Feb. 12, 2019, respectively.


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Division releases 2018 annual report

Written on: January 28th, 2019 in MuseumsNewsPreservation

Report illustrates the efforts that the agency has undertaken in 2018 to build a solid infrastructure that will preserve and protect Delaware’s irreplaceable cultural legacies for future generations.


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