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2014 Dover Days Festival: A collaborative affair

Written on: April 24th, 2014 in EventsMuseumsNews

Division a key player in this year’s event that is themed “Delaware Dresses Downton.”


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Dover’s Old State House launches coffee-hour lecture series

Written on: March 19th, 2014 in EventsMuseumsNews

New series of history lectures to be held during the time period just after people have left work for the day.


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History Was Made Here: Belmont Hall

Written on: November 25th, 2013 in EventsHistoric SitesNews

A spotlight on the historic Smyrna home of Delaware patriot Thomas Collins.


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Debraak Tours Attendance Increased by 38% in 2013; New Tours Scheduled for 2014

Written on: November 22nd, 2013 in EventsMuseumsNews

Public interest continues for British warship that sank off the Delaware coast on May 25, 1798.


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First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair Photo Contest

Written on: October 29th, 2013 in EventsHistoric SitesMultimediaMuseumsNews

Participate in First State Heritage Park’s 18th Century Market Fair Flickr Photo Contest in Eight Easy Steps:     STEP 1 Experience history and capture some memories at the First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair on November 2, 2013!   STEP 2 Join the Photo Contest group on Flickr.  * Make sure you […]


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Coming Up – Volunteer Open House and Ice Cream Social

Written on: August 19th, 2013 in EventsMuseumsVolunteerism


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Free Black Communities of the 19th Century

Written on: July 18th, 2013 in EducationEvents

On Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., the Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware will present “Free Black Communities of the 19th Century,” a dual lecture conducted by cultural-heritage consultant Janet L. Sheridan who will discuss Marshalltown which was established circa 1830 in Salem County, N.J., and Dr. Rebecca Sheppard, associate director of the Center […]


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Delaware and the War of 1812: Part IV

Written on: August 13th, 2012 in EducationEventsExhibitsHistoric Sites

By Chuck Fithian, HCA Curator of Archaeology While the fighting was occurring in America, peace negotiations had been taking place in Russia, and later in Belgium. One of Delaware’s senators, James A. Bayard, would be one of the American commissioners who helped negotiate the Treaty of Ghent, which was signed on December 24, 1814 ending […]


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Delaware and the War of 1812: Part III

Written on: August 6th, 2012 in ArchaeologyEducationEventsHistoric SitesNews

By Chuck Fithian, HCA Curator of Archaeology The year 1814 saw the inauguration of a new governor— Daniel Rodney of Lewes. Like his predecessor, he continued to oversee and maintain the active defense of the state. Defensive measures continued with Delawareans manning the various fortifications and ongoing militia service. During the year, Delaware ceded Pea […]


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Delaware and the War of 1812: Part II

Written on: July 30th, 2012 in ArchaeologyEducationEventsHistoric SitesNews

By Chuck Fithian, HCA Curator of Archaeology The initial actions and campaigns of the war took place along the Canadian border and on the high seas. However, that would change in late 1812. In December, the British government would declare the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays to be in a state of blockade, and by the […]


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