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Division notes passing of Collections Committee member Joe Gates

Written on: December 20th, 2018 in NewsVolunteerism

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.

Joe Gates

Joe Gates

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.

Go to the following for more information on the life of Joe Gates.

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End-of-year meeting honors division employees and volunteers

Written on: December 19th, 2018 in NewsVolunteerism

Event celebrated the agency’s 2018 achievements.


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Division to sponsor seven special events during January 2019

Written on: December 19th, 2018 in EventsMuseumsNews

Highlights include activities celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, early jazz and the Avery’s Rest archaeological site.


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education

Seventeenth annual Delaware Day competition winners announced

Written on: December 18th, 2018 in EducationNews

Program encourages students to study the U.S. Constitution and Delaware’s role in its creation.


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Museums of the State of Delaware 2018–2019 winter-holiday schedule

Written on: December 18th, 2018 in Historic SitesMuseumsNews

Enjoy the season and learn about the First State’s many contributions to the history and culture of the United States.


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archaeology

Craig Lukezic to leave division employment

Written on: December 14th, 2018 in ArchaeologyNews

Archaeologist headed to new job at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland.


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historic-sites

State of Delaware to acquire historic property at Cooch’s Bridge, the site of the state’s only Revolutionary War battle

Written on: December 12th, 2018 in Historic SitesNewsPreservation

Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to administer the home and surrounding property at the heart of the site.


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Buena Vista Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018

Written on: December 5th, 2018 in EventsHistoric SitesNews

Event to feature decorations and children’s craft activities, plus self-guided tours of the home and refreshments.


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Division seeks applicants for executive housekeeper position at Buena Vista

Written on: November 28th, 2018 in News

Application closing date: Dec. 12, 2018.


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Display of sculpture by Charles Parks at the New Castle Court House Museum

Written on: November 27th, 2018 in MuseumsNews

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.


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