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Parker’s Dairy Palace listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Vintage 1950s-era ice cream stand still dishing up soft serve.




“Delaware Day Competition Display” at Legislative Hall from Nov. 13–Dec. 12, 2019

Works by Delaware fourth-grade students illustrating the U.S. Constitution and Delaware’s role in its writing and ratification.




Battle of the Chesapeake program at The Old State House on Oct. 12, 2019

On Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., The Old State House, located at 25 The Green in Dover, Del., will offer a multi-media presentation by historic-site interpreter Tom Welch on the Battle of the Chesapeake, a decisive naval engagement of the American Revolutionary War in which a French fleet under Adm. de Grasse paved […]




Improvements completed at Delaware’s historic Octagonal Schoolhouse

Built and opened in 1836, the Octagonal Schoolhouse is one of the earliest examples of a one-room school in Delaware.




“William Penn Day” at the New Castle Court House Museum on Oct. 26, 2019

Event commemorates the 337th anniversary of Penn’s disembarkment at New Castle, his first landing in the New World.




Division sponsoring 19 special events during October 2019

Programs on America’s maritime heritage; Enrico Caruso; and Shakespeare, Poe and Fiends to be featured.




“Delaware’s Maritime Heritage” lecture series at the Zwaanendael Museum in September and October 2019

Series to feature Bill Manthorpe, retired U.S. Navy captain and author.




“18th Century Trades Day” at the John Dickinson Plantation on Oct. 12, 2019

Day-long series of activities explores occupations of the 1700s including preserving food in the smokehouse, dyeing cloth, carpentry, blacksmithing and making bricks out of clay.




Division to sponsor 14 special events during September 2019

Historical play on Caesar Rodney, Native-American programming and Chautauqua tent shows among the activities to be presented.




Celebrate Native American culture in downtown Dover, Del. on Sept. 2, 7 and 14, 2019

Spotlighting the Lenapé Indian Tribe of Delaware, events will include music, drumming, dancing, crafts and lectures.





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