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State Sen. Bonini celebrates John Dickinson Plantation accreditation

Written on: February 19th, 2018 in MuseumsNews

Accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums is the highest recognition afforded to museums in the United States.


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State Sen. Bushweller celebrates Old State House accreditation

Written on: February 14th, 2018 in MuseumsNews

Accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums is the highest recognition afforded to museums in the United States.


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Division releases 2017 annual report

Written on: January 30th, 2018 in MuseumsNewsPreservation

Report illustrates the programs and services that led to the division’s accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums.


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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, composer

Written on: January 29th, 2018 in MuseumsNews

Afro-British musician’s works were recorded by the Victor Talking Machine Company.


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archaeology

African-American History Month programs among 18 special events at division museums during February 2018

Written on: January 25th, 2018 in ArchaeologyEventsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Highlights include programs on African-American life at the John Dickinson Plantation in the 18th century, the evolution of black recorded music and African-American archaeology in Delaware.


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Johnson Victrola Museum celebrates 50th anniversary

Written on: December 20th, 2017 in MuseumsNews

Museum showcases E.R. Johnson and his contributions to the sound-recording industry.


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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

Museums closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.


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historic-sites

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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events

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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collections

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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