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Division museums closed on Dec. 24, 25 and 31, 2017; and Jan. 1, 2018

Written on: December 15th, 2017 in MuseumsNews

The five museums of the State of Delaware (the John Dickinson Plantation, the Johnson Victrola Museum, the New Castle Court House Museum, The Old State House and the Zwaanendael Museum) will be closed all day on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 (Christmas Eve) and Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 (Christmas Day); and Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 (New Year’s Eve) and Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 (New Year’s Day).

Administered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, the five museums tell the story of the First State’s contributions to the history and culture of the United States. Through tours, exhibits, school programs and hands-on activities, the museums shine a spotlight on Delaware’s unique history and the diverse people who came to live there. The museums are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The New Castle Court House Museum and the John Dickinson Plantation are partner sites of the First State National Historical Park. The Old State House is located on the Dover Green, another partner site of the park.

Go to the following for a comprehensive, long-term calendar of division-sponsored events.

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Division receives $190,000 grant for its partner sites in the First State National Historical Park

Written on: December 14th, 2017 in Historic SitesMuseumsNews

Grant to fund capital improvements and programmatic activities at the New Castle Green, New Castle Court House, John Dickinson Plantation and Fort Christina National Historic Landmark.

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Archaeological discovery writes new chapter in Delaware’s early colonial history

Written on: December 13th, 2017 in ArchaeologyNews

Findings shed light on 11 burials dating to the late 1600s including three people of African descent.

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EVENT CANCELLED: Buena Vista Holiday Open House on Dec. 9, 2017

Written on: December 8th, 2017 in EventsHistoric SitesNews

Event cancelled due to inclement weather.

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Division welcomes three new staff members

Written on: December 6th, 2017 in News

New employees include two members of the Horticulture Team and an addition to the staff of the Buena Vista conference/event center.

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PROGRAM CANCELLED: “A Dead Whale or a Stove Boat, Part Two”—Dec. 9, 2017 lecture at Zwaanendael Museum

Written on: December 5th, 2017 in EventsMuseumsNews

Dec. 9, 2017 program cancelled and incorporated into March 24, 2018 program.

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100th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Jacob Jones

Written on: November 20th, 2017 in CollectionsMuseumsNews

Destroyer named for Delaware’s Commodore Jacob Jones, a hero of the War of 1812.

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Cherie Dodge Biron leaves division employment

Written on: November 17th, 2017 in News

Long-time Business Administration supervisor to serve as controller of the new Delaware Department of Human Resources.

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Social practices in art

Written on: November 16th, 2017 in CollectionsExhibitsMuseumsNews

Article explores artist Denis A. Volozan and his portrait of George Washington which hangs in The Old State House.

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Division to sponsor 17 special programs during the 2017 winter-holiday season

Written on: November 16th, 2017 in EventsExhibitsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Eight holiday-themed activities among the programs to be offered.

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