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“All Aboard: Delaware and the Railroad”

Written on: August 15th, 2018 in EventsMuseumsNews

Three-day series of programs explores the importance of railroads to America’s economy and way of life, and their impact on Delaware.


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“The Empty Glass: Sherlock Holmes Comes to Dover” to be presented at Dover, Del.’s Old State House on Aug. 18, 2018

Written on: August 7th, 2018 in EventsMuseumsNewsUncategorized

Holmes and Dr. Watson attempt to solve a grisly murder based on an actual Dover court case.


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Division to sponsor 12 special events during August 2018

Written on: July 18th, 2018 in EventsMuseumsNews

Film screenings, and programs on Sherlock Holmes, George M. Cohan and Irving Berlin to be featured.


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“An Immigrant Story: Crossing the Atlantic in a 17th Century Sailing Ship” at the New Castle Court House Museum on July 18, 2018

Written on: July 11th, 2018 in EventsMuseumsNews

Program explores what life would be like for a two-month crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to the New World.


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“Blood Diamond: The Murder of Ebe Lynch” at the Zwaanendael Museum on July 14, 2018

Written on: July 3rd, 2018 in EventsMuseumsNews

Theatrical murder-mystery based on an actual incident that took place in 1916 in Lewes.


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Audience participation program on Alexander Hamilton at The Old State House on July 12, 2018

Written on: July 3rd, 2018 in EventsMuseumsNews

Program to include a re-enactment of the July 11, 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton and political rival Aaron Burr which resulted in Hamilton’s passing on July 12, 1804.


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collections

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

Written on: June 22nd, 2018 in CollectionsMuseumsNews

Accreditation is the highest recognition afforded to museums in the United States.


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Division to sponsor 19 special events during July 2018

Written on: June 21st, 2018 in EventsMuseumsNews

Programs on Independence Day, Alexander Hamilton and a murder mystery to be featured.


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“Delaware Railroads: Elegant Travel and Timely Transport” exhibit at the Zwaanendael Museum

Written on: June 19th, 2018 in CollectionsExhibitsMuseums

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


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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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