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Historical holiday happenings

Division to sponsor nine special events, including four winter-holiday-themed activities, between Nov. 28, 2019 and Jan. 1, 2020.




Division to sponsor 10 special events during November 2019

Bayberry candle-making, grave sites of notable New Castle veterans and early recordings of classical music among topics to be explored.




“Seams From the Past” series at the Zwaanendael Museum in November 2019

Four-part series explores historical clothing and textiles.




Division sponsoring 19 special events during October 2019

Programs on America’s maritime heritage; Enrico Caruso; and Shakespeare, Poe and Fiends to be featured.




“Delaware’s Maritime Heritage” lecture series at the Zwaanendael Museum in September and October 2019

Series to feature Bill Manthorpe, retired U.S. Navy captain and author.




Division to sponsor 14 special events during September 2019

Historical play on Caesar Rodney, Native-American programming and Chautauqua tent shows among the activities to be presented.




“The 1960s in Delaware”—Chautauqua tent show in Lewes from Sept. 19 to 21, 2019

The civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, the space program and rock ‘n’ roll will be among the 1960s-era topics to be explored.




Schooner Meerwald partners with Zwaanendael Museum to present programs and sailing trips during the summer of 2019

The vessel, New Jersey’s official tall ship, is a restored oyster-dredging schooner.




Division to sponsor 15 special events during August 2019

Sherlock Holmes comes to Delaware, a screening of “How to Train Your Dragon—The Hidden World” and the history of women’s suffrage in the First State to be featured.




History was made here: Prince George’s Chapel

Dagsboro landmark was built in 1755 and named for the English prince who would later become King George III.





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