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New Castle Court House Museum Facebook livestream and in-person on the New Castle Green

All programs are free. All programs are offered in-person and via Facebook livestream. Attendees of in-person programs must bring their own chairs.

CSI: The Historical Edition – 12 p.m.

Historian and writer, Mike Dixon, will enlighten you on the scientific advances in police science that allow detectives to crack complex cases. Drawing on intriguing crimes from long ago , we see how technology, science and better professional practices help detectives to solve the “unsolvable cases”.

Join this program in-person at The Green behind the New Castle Court House Museum or on Facebook.

This program is funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Giuseppe Bellanca and the Bellanca Aircraft Company of New Castle – 1:15 pm

Bellanca Airfield Museum director, Barbara Finnan, will highlight the work of Giuseppe Bellanca’s amazing contributions to the development of aviation. His inventions and innovations in aircraft design became the standard for today’s planes. He set the trail for international commercial aviation.

Join this program in-person at The Green behind the New Castle Court House Museum or on Facebook.

Songs of the American Worker – 2:30 pm

Folksong artist, Saul Broudy sings the songs of the railroad, coal miner, farmer, truck driver, and other workers. He discusses the role this music plays in the worker’s lives.

Join this program in-person at The Green behind the New Castle Court House Museum or on Facebook.

The Impact of the Pomeroy and Newark Railroad on Rural 19th Century Newark and Environs3:45 pm

Historian and naturalist Debbie Keese relates the impact of a small rail line built from Pomeroy, PA to Delaware City, DE in 1873. This rail line opened up a rural agriculture landscape to industrial development. Landowners and and private business operators jumped to take advantage and turn unused resources into profitable sales. Although short lived, the railroad sparked industry, like the Newark Clay China Company, in White Clay Creek and Newark.

Join this program in-person at The Green behind the New Castle Court House Museum or on Facebook.

Alexander Graham Bell – 5:00 pm

Bob Gleason of the American Historical Theatre portrays Alexander Graham Bell, a portrait of a curious and energetic man who wanted to do good for the world. Bell began to use his talents to improve the telegraph and went on to inventing the telephone. He spent a life of exploring, inventing and improving his world. Bob Gleason’s enthusiastic portrayal of Alexander Graham Bell teaches us to be curious, to question and explore and to help others.

Join this program in-person at The Green behind the New Castle Court House Museum or on Facebook.