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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.




Ceremony marks opening of ‘New Castle: Three Forts, One Community’ exhibit

Exhibit examines the 17th-century struggle for control of New Castle, Del. by the Dutch, Swedes and English.




EVENT CHANGE OF VENUE: ‘First People of the First State: 12,000 Years, 300 Years and One Year’ program on Sept. 2, 2017 moved indoors due to inclement weather

Sept. 2, 2017 event moved from outdoors on the Dover Green to indoors at The Old State House.




Native-American heritage to be spotlighted at division museums during September 2017

Programs on Delaware’s Lenape and Nanticoke Indian tribes to be featured.




‘New Castle: Three Forts, One Community’ exhibit at the New Castle Court House Museum

Exhibit examines the 17th-century struggle for control of New Castle, Del. by the Dutch, Swedes and English.




Division to sponsor 12 special events during August 2017

Highlights include programs on inventors in the sound-recording industry, a historic murder mystery and Dr. Who




Division to replace New Castle Academy roof

Improvements slated to take place in late summer/early fall 2017.




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.