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EVENT POSTPONED–Post Cards of the Past” presentation at Dover, Del.’s Old State House on May 1, 2016

Written on: April 29th, 2016 in EventsMuseumsNews

Sunday, May 1, 2016 event to be rescheduled.

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Gov. Markell pardons Underground Railroad conductor Samuel D. Burris

Written on: November 10th, 2015 in News

Delaware man was convicted on Nov. 2, 1847 of aiding slaves escaping from their owners.

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National park interpretive signs unveiled on Dover Green

Written on: June 2nd, 2015 in Historic SitesMuseumsNews

Signs tell the story of The Green’s role in Delaware history.

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Old State House holds public program for Summers family reunion

Written on: August 28th, 2014 in News

Family members enjoyed a program on the true story of one of their ancestors—James Summers, a free black man who manumitted his own children in 1797.

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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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Harriet Tubman Day in Delaware proclaimed

Written on: March 10th, 2014 in News

Governor Jack Markell has issued a proclamation declaring March 10, 2014 as Harriet Tubman Day in Delaware in commemoration of the 101st anniversary of the death of the noted Underground Railroad conductor.

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Brick foundation uncovered next to Dover’s Old State House

Written on: February 20th, 2014 in ArchaeologyNews

Discovery may be the remains of an 1829 armory.

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Watch C-SPAN Segments Filmed in Dover, Del.

Written on: July 19th, 2013 in EducationHistoric SitesMultimediaNews

Beginning on July 20, 2013, C-SPAN, the public-affairs television network, will be posting 13 television segments on its website featuring the literary life and history of Delaware’s capital city of Dover. The segments can be viewed at the following Web address: www.c-span.org/LocalContent/Dover. C-SPAN will also be broadcasting the segments on non-fiction book channel BookTV (on […]

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Animating Delaware History: The State Seal

Written on: October 8th, 2012 in ExhibitsMuseums

  It’s the HCA Blog Premier of “Animating Delaware History!” We’ve been doing some work with our Delaware State Seal exhibit at The Old State House and our resident animator, Bradley Dotson, came up with a creative twist to the story behind the Seal:   Of course, this isn’t really how our State Seal came […]

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Preservation Planning 2012: Update from Public Meetings

Written on: March 29th, 2012 in Preservation

By Alice Guerrant, Historic Archaeologist Our efforts to update the historic preservation plan are moving steadily forward. The Division has held public meetings across the state to hear from our citizens about the problems and issues that most concern them. Over 70 people attended these meetings and we heard a wide range of issues and […]

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