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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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Social practices in art

Written on: November 16th, 2017 in CollectionsExhibitsMuseumsNews

Article explores artist Denis A. Volozan and his portrait of George Washington which hangs in The Old State House.


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Division to sponsor 21 special programs during the 2017 winter-holiday season

Written on: November 16th, 2017 in EventsExhibitsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Nine holiday-themed activities among the programs to be offered.


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Commemorating the 250th anniversary of John Dickinson’s revolutionary “Letters From a Farmer in Pennsylvania”

Written on: November 9th, 2017 in EventsExhibitsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Website and public programs celebrate Dickinson’s pivotal role in setting the stage for the American Revolution.


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Dutch-American Heritage Day at the Zwaanendael Museum on Nov. 18, 2017

Written on: November 7th, 2017 in EventsExhibitsMuseumsNews

Dutch-American Heritage Day commemorates Nov. 16, 1776, the date when the Netherlands became the first nation to recognize the newly independent United States.


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Music education: A mission of the Victor Talking Machine Company

Written on: October 25th, 2017 in EducationEventsMuseumsNews

Beginning in 1911, the company promoted the use of the phonograph for music-appreciation lessons for students in kindergarten through college.


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Division to sponsor 13 special events during November 2017

Written on: October 25th, 2017 in EventsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

18th Century Market Fair, candle making and music of World War I among the events to be presented.


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Halloween-related programs at Lewes, Del.’s Zwaanendael Museum in October 2017

Written on: October 11th, 2017 in EventsMuseumsNews

“Who Did In the Delaware Ducks?” and “Mysteries of History” to be featured


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Gov. Carney celebrates national accreditation of Delaware’s state-museum system

Written on: October 9th, 2017 in CollectionsMuseumsNews

American Alliance of Museums’ accreditation is the highest recognition afforded to museums in the United States.


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Programs “from the dark side” to be featured at the New Castle Court House Museum in October 2017

Written on: October 9th, 2017 in EventsMuseumsNews

“William Penn Day” plus readings and historical theater to be featured.


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