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Battle of the Chesapeake program at The Old State House on Oct. 12, 2019

On Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., The Old State House, located at 25 The Green in Dover, Del., will offer a multi-media presentation by historic-site interpreter Tom Welch on the Battle of the Chesapeake, a decisive naval engagement of the American Revolutionary War in which a French fleet under Adm. de Grasse paved […]




“18th Century Trades Day” at the John Dickinson Plantation on Oct. 12, 2019

Day-long series of activities explores occupations of the 1700s including preserving food in the smokehouse, dyeing cloth, carpentry, blacksmithing and making bricks out of clay.




“Caesar Rodney in His Own Words”: Historical play at the New Castle Court House Museum on Sept. 22, 2019

Historical play about the Delaware patriot by museum historic-site interpreter David Price.




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.




Celebrate Native American culture in downtown Dover, Del. on Sept. 2, 7 and 14, 2019

Spotlighting the Lenapé Indian Tribe of Delaware, events will include music, drumming, dancing, crafts and lectures.




“The Scorched Pamphlet: Sherlock Holmes Returns to Delaware” at The Old State House on Aug. 17, 2019

Theatrical performance in which the celebrated British detective is called upon to solve a grisly case at Delaware College.




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.




Ron Whittington to portray Hall of Famer William “Judy” Johnson at the New Castle Court House Museum on July 20, 2019

Program explores the history of the Negro baseball leagues prior to Jackie Robinson’s breaking of the color barrier in the major leagues.




Division to sponsor 11 special events during July 2019

Independence Day, baseball Hall-of-Famer William “Judy” Johnson and campfires at the John Dickinson Plantation to be featured.




“Separation—Freedom for Delaware” at the New Castle Court House Museum on June 9, 2019

Activities to include demonstrations by the First Delaware Regiment and “Caesar Rodney in his Own Words,” a historical play exploring the views of the famed Delaware patriot.





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