Pages Tagged With: "First State National Historical Park"

Division to sponsor 19 special programs during April 2016

Highlights of the month include programs on Edgar Allan Poe, Delaware’s Dutch heritage and a quilt documentation day.




‘Delaware and the War of 1812’ exhibit closed on March 19, 2016

EXHIBIT CLOSED on March 19, 2016.




‘George Washington Birthday Celebration’ at Dover, Del.’s Old State House on Feb. 22, 2016 at 1 p.m.

Event to feature writings by, and about, the first president, read by historical interpreters and distinguished guests, plus live, streaming video of Sen. Chris Coons reading Washington’s Farewell Address from the floor of the U.S. Senate.




First State National Historical Park seeks public comment on Sheriff’s House in New Castle

Public scoping-meeting to take place on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at the New Castle Court House Museum.




Gov. Markell pardons Underground Railroad conductor Samuel D. Burris

Delaware man was convicted on Nov. 2, 1847 of aiding slaves escaping from their owners.




Progress report on improvements to state-owned historic properties in New Castle

State is investing $350,000 for projects at the New Castle Court House Museum, Arsenal, Academy and Green.




Division launches on-line calendar of events

Calendar provides comprehensive, long-term listings of programs taking place at the division’s five museums, and at the Buena Vista Conference Center.




Take a seaside vacation—and see where Delaware’s modern history began

Delaware’s Atlantic Ocean resorts offer a wide variety of historical attractions including Swanendael, the site of Delaware’s first European settlement.




National park interpretive signs unveiled on Dover Green

Signs tell the story of The Green’s role in Delaware history.




Dover receives Certified Local Government status

Designation encourages successful preservation programs and practices in Delaware’s capital city.