Lead historic-site-interpreter Gavin Malone will portray a World War I veteran discussing the differences in American society between the 1910s and the early 1920s.
‘Queenstown and the Early Colonial Delmarva: An Archaeological and Historical Symposium’ at the New Castle Court House Museum on Oct. 13, 2018
Event will include scholarly presentations on My Lord’s Gift, a 17th century archaeological site in Queenstown, Md.; and the Coleman Farm, Reedy Island and Fort Casimir sites in Delaware.
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.
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.
Program explores the true story of a free, Black girl from New Castle who was kidnapped to be sold into slavery, and her subsequent rescue.
Display explores preservation work that has been conducted since Delaware’s first permanent capitol building in Dover was restored to its original appearance in 1976.
‘The Path to Freedom: A History of the Underground Railroad in Delaware’ exhibit at the New Castle Court House Museum
Exhibit explores Delaware’s role in the clandestine network that transported American slaves to freedom including the true journey of the Hawkins family from bondage in Maryland, through Delaware, to freedom in Pennsylvania.
‘The Rising Sun: The U.S. Constitution’: The Old State House’s Coffee-Hour Lecture Series to take place in April 2019
Fun and thought-provoking Constitutional programs to take place on April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2019.
‘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.
President’s Day theatrical presentration will pit Washington and Lincoln against each other.
‘We Didn’t Vote for Him: Delaware and the Election of 1860’ — virtual lecture from The Old State House on Nov. 14, 2020
Program explores the election that brought Abraham Lincoln to power and which led the nation into civil war.
Event commemorates the 339th anniversary of Penn’s disembarkment at New Castle, his first landing in the New World.
Event commemorates the 336th anniversary Penn’s Oct. 27, 1682 disembarkment at New Castle, his first landing in the New World.
Event commemorates the 340th anniversary of Penn’s disembarkment at New Castle, his first landing in the New World.
Series highlights important parts of Black history in Delaware, and pioneering African American artists of rhythm and blues, soul, and rock and roll music.
Four-part Old State House Coffee-Hour Lecture Series to take place in April 2022.