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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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Students honored at 16th annual Delaware Day Fourth Grade Competition ceremony

Written on: January 26th, 2018 in EducationNews

Program encourages young people to study the U.S. Constitution.

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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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Division employees and volunteers recognized at end-of-year meeting

Written on: December 20th, 2017 in News

Event celebrated the agency’s 2017 achievements.

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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 to sponsor seven special events during January 2018

Written on: December 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Highlights include activities celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and programs on E.R. Johnson’s yacht, the Caroline, and buccaneers in the Delaware Bay.

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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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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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Archaeological discovery writes new chapter in Delaware’s early colonial history

Written on: December 13th, 2017 in ArchaeologyNews

Findings shed light on 11 burials dating to the late 1600s including three people of African descent.

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