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“An Immigrant Story: Crossing the Atlantic in a 17th Century Sailing Ship” at the New Castle Court House Museum on July 18, 2018

Program explores what life would be like for a two-month crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to the New World.




“Blood Diamond: The Murder of Ebe Lynch” at the Zwaanendael Museum on July 14, 2018

Theatrical murder-mystery based on an actual incident that took place in 1916 in Lewes.




Audience participation program on Alexander Hamilton at The Old State House on July 12, 2018

Program to include a re-enactment of the July 11, 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton and political rival Aaron Burr which resulted in Hamilton’s passing on July 12, 1804.




Zwaanendael Maritime Celebration: “A Sailor’s Life for Me” over the 2018 Memorial Day weekend

Lewes event provides visitors with an opportunity to experience seafaring lives of adventure, romance, excitement and hardships, and to honor mariners who made the ultimate sacrifice.




“Lost off Lewes: The British warship DeBraak”

Tours explore the surviving hull section of an 18th-century shipwreck




Department of State volunteers help with spring cleanup at the John Dickinson Plantation

Activities conducted in support of National Volunteer Week.




Johnson Victrola Museum holds rededication ceremony

April 7, 2018 event celebrated the museum’s 50th anniversary.




Division’s accomplishments and future plans reviewed at all-staff meeting

Meeting gave staff members an opportunity to review recent successes and examine future plans.




Draft of Delaware’s statewide historic preservation plan available for comment

Deadline for submission of comments: May 4, 2018.




Division to sponsor seven special events during May 2018

Highlights include Dover Days programs, A Day in Old New Castle and “A Sailor’s Life for Me,” the Zwaanendael Museum’s 7th Annual Maritime Celebration.





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