Pages Tagged With: "First State National Historical Park"

Portraits of former Gov. and Mrs. Markell added to the State Portrait Collection

Collection includes more than 200 works depicting many of the state’s most notable public figures.




Division to sponsor 23 special events during July 2017

Highlights include programs on Independence Day, jazz history and quill-pen writing.




‘Coming Home, the Toll of War’

Lewes, Del. program explores the experiences of veterans returning home following World War I and how they compare with today’s veterans’ experience.




Division to sponsor 16 special events during June 2017

Man’s Best Friend, Separation Day and a wine-glass painting party among the events to be presented.




‘Service, Suffrage, and Swing: World War I Era in Delaware’

America’s participation in “the war to end all wars” will be brought to life during this five-day program that will take place at a variety of downtown Lewes, Del. locations from June 18–22, 2017.




‘Five Stories’ explores the lives of people who lived and worked at the John Dickinson Plantation

Dickinson family members, tenant farmers, tradesmen, free Blacks, indentured servants and enslaved individuals are featured.




Division to sponsor seven special events during May 2017

Highlights include Dover Days presentations, the Zwaanendael Museum’s Sixth Annual Maritime Festival and A Day in Old New Castle.




Division museums closed on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

New Castle Court House Museum, the Johnson Victrola Museum, The Old State House, the John Dickinson Plantation and the Zwaanendael Museum closed for the holiday.




Archaeological symposium at the New Castle Court House Museum on April 29, 2017

Program seeks to identify the uniqueness of the Colonial cultures in the Delaware Valley in the 17th and 18th centuries.




Division to sponsor 18 special events during April 2017

Highlights include the Slave Dwelling Project, America’s Founding Fathers and Mothers, and programs on Delaware’s Dutch heritage.