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Museums of the State of Delaware 2018–2019 winter-holiday schedule

Enjoy the season and learn about the First State’s many contributions to the history and culture of the United States.

Display of sculpture by Charles Parks at the New Castle Court House Museum

Display of works by the noted Wilmington artist featuring historical and political figures including a Minute Man, and presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and George W. Bush.

‘The Old State House: A True Restoration 1976-2016’ display now on view

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.

Division to sponsor 16 special programs during the 2018 winter-holiday season

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

‘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.

‘Over There and Back Again!’ program at Dover, Del.’s Old State House on Nov. 11, 2018

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.

CANCELLED: ‘Lantern Tours of the Plantation’ at the John Dickinson Plantation on Oct. 26, 2018

Program cancelled based on anticipated heavy rain and wind.

Division to sponsor 11 special events during November 2018

Changes to American society in the early 20th century, grave sites of notable New Castle veterans and candle-making among topics to be explored.

Public presentation of First State National Historical Park’s Historic Resource Study on Oct. 25, 2018

Study will help the park plan for the future.

‘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.