The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is bidding farewell to archaeologist Craig Lukezic who will depart the agency on Dec. 21, 2018. Lukezic will open a new career-chapter on Jan. 7, 2019 when he begins work as a cultural resource manager/natural scientist at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in St. Mary’s County, Md. His responsibilities will include management of issues related to historical properties within the U.S. government.
Since 2003, Lukezic has served as a historic archaeologist for the division’s State Historic Preservation Office where he was primarily involved in conducting Section 106 project reviews which provide guidance to federal agencies on the presence or absence of historic properties in a project area, and on ways that adverse effects to historic properties might be avoided or mitigated. Additional highlights from Lukezic’s work with the division include the establishment of the Early Colonial Symposium of the Delaware Valley, and significant contributions to archaeological investigations of the Roosevelt Inlet Shipwreck; and at the Avery’s Rest, Fort Casimir, Fort Christina and Wildcat Manor sites.
Outside the division, Lukezic has served as the president of the Archaeological Society of Delaware since 2011 and has taught as an adjunct professor at Delaware State University and Roanoke College. In 2013, he served as co-chair of the New Sweden 375th Anniversary Conference and was a guest speaker at the ATfort conference in the Netherlands. In 2011, the Archaeological Society of Virginia named him as its Out-of-State Archaeologist of the Year.
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.
Display explores preservation work that has been conducted since Delaware’s first permanent capitol building in Dover was restored to its original appearance in 1976.
Eleven holiday-themed activities among the programs to be offered.
Display explores Delaware’s role in the clandestine network that transported American slaves to freedom including the true journey of the Hawkins family from bondage in Maryland, through Delaware, to freedom in Pennsylvania.
Written on: November 20th, 2018 in News
Display explores the participation of women in America’s armed conflicts and their struggle to be allowed to serve in the nation’s military forces.
Written on: November 19th, 2018 in News
Historian worked for the division for 28 years.