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Delaware Senate passes concurrent resolution recognizing the division’s accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums

Written on: June 22nd, 2018 in CollectionsMuseumsNews

On June 21, 2018, the Delaware Senate passed Concurrent Resolution 76 recognizing the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs for achieving accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest recognition afforded to museums in the United States. The division manages the state’s five museums and its archaeological and historic-objects collections.

State Sen. Nicole Poore speaking in support of Senate Concurrent Resolution 76.

State Sen. Nicole Poore speaking in support of Senate Concurrent Resolution 76.

Speaking from the Senate floor, the resolution’s primary sponsor, state Sen. Nicole Poore, commended the division for its commitment to excellence and its dedication to upholding the highest national standards in the museum field. Division Director Tim Slavin, in turn, praised the division’s staff and volunteers for their hard work in making accreditation possible. The resolution now moves to the state House of Representatives for consideration.

Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Director Tim Slavin (at podium) speaking before the Delaware Senate passed Concurrent Resolution 76 recognizing the division for achieving accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums. From left foreground are division Deputy Director Suzanne Savery; Slavin; Gloria Henry, site supervisor of the John Dickinson Plantation; and Edward McWilliams, manager of the division’s Collections, Affiliates, Research and Exhibits Team.

Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Director Tim Slavin (at podium) speaking prior to the Delaware Senate passing Concurrent Resolution 76 recognizing the division for achieving accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums. From left foreground are division Deputy Director Suzanne Savery; Slavin; Gloria Henry, site supervisor of the John Dickinson Plantation; and Edward McWilliams, manager of the division’s Collections, Affiliates, Research and Exhibits Team.

Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs staff members outside Legislative Hall after attending the passage of Concurrent Resolution 76. From left: Edward McWilliams, Nena Todd, Ann Baker Horsey, Suzanne Savery, Vertie Lee, Jan Rettig, Gloria Henry (obscured), Steven Mumford, Sara Clendaniel and Ed Larrivee.

Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs staff members outside Legislative Hall after attending the passage of Concurrent Resolution 76. From left: Edward McWilliams, Nena Todd, Ann Baker Horsey, Suzanne Savery, Vertie Lee, Jan Rettig, Gloria Henry (obscured), Steven Mumford, Sara Clendaniel and Ed Larrivee.

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Division to sponsor 19 special events during July 2018

Written on: June 21st, 2018 in EventsMuseumsNews

Programs on quill-pen writing, Alexander Hamilton and a murder mystery to be featured.


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“Delaware Railroads: Elegant Travel and Timely Transport” exhibit to open at the Zwaanendael Museum on July 7, 2018

Written on: June 19th, 2018 in CollectionsExhibitsMuseums

Exhibit explores the history of rail travel and transport in the First State.


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archaeology

Division mourns the loss of archaeologist Joan Parsons

Written on: June 12th, 2018 in ArchaeologyNewsPreservation

Longtime leader in Delaware’s archaeological community passed away on June 3, 2018.


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historic-sites

Newly published book explores the life and legacy of Delaware statesman John Dickinson

Written on: June 11th, 2018 in Historic SitesMuseumsNews

Publication a joint effort of the Friends of the John Dickinson Mansion, the Delaware Department of State and the Delaware Heritage Commission.


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Fort Christina offers a historical destination this summer

Written on: June 1st, 2018 in EventsNews

Partner site of the First State National Historical Park to host summer 2018 events


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Gov. Carney to speak at John Dickinson Plantation on June 12, 2018

Written on: May 31st, 2018 in EventsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Gov. Carney will be the featured speaker for the annual meeting of the Friends of the John Dickinson Mansion.


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Division seeks physical plant maintenance/trades mechanic

Written on: May 25th, 2018 in News

Closing date: June 1, 2018.


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Division employee makes National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 40-Under-40 list

Written on: May 25th, 2018 in NewsPreservation

Carlton Hall, a cultural preservation specialist and historian in the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office was honored for his research into the state’s African-American history.


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Jeremy Rothwell appointed to the Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation

Written on: May 24th, 2018 in NewsPreservation

Harrington city planner brings extensive preservation-experience to the board.


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