Pages Tagged With: "First State National Historical Park"

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

Activities conducted in support of National Volunteer Week.




African-American History Month programs among 18 special events at division museums during February 2018

Highlights include programs on African-American life at the John Dickinson Plantation in the 18th century, the evolution of Black recorded music and African-American archaeology in Delaware.




Division to sponsor seven special events during January 2018

Highlights include activities celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and programs on E.R. Johnson’s yacht, the Caroline, and buccaneers in the Delaware Bay.




Division receives $190,000 grant for its partner sites in the First State National Historical Park

Grant to fund capital improvements and programmatic activities at the New Castle Green, New Castle Court House, John Dickinson Plantation and Fort Christina National Historic Landmark.




Division to sponsor 17 special programs during the 2017 winter-holiday season

Eight holiday-themed activities among the programs to be offered.




Commemorating the 250th anniversary of John Dickinson’s revolutionary ‘Letters From a Farmer in Pennsylvania’

Website and public programs celebrate Dickinson’s pivotal role in setting the stage for the American Revolution.




Division to sponsor 13 special events during November 2017

18th Century Market Fair, candle making and music of World War I among the events to be presented.




Programs ‘from the dark side’ to be featured at the New Castle Court House Museum in October 2017

“William Penn Day” plus readings and historical theater to be featured.




’18th Century Trades Day’ and evening lantern tours to be featured at John Dickinson Plantation in October 2017

Activities feature two special programs that explore 18th-century trades and pastimes that might have taken place at the property during the lifetime of the “Penman of the Revolution.”




Division to sponsor 19 special events during October 2017

Halloween programs, 18th century trades and William Penn Day among the events to be presented.