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“Simple Machines” display at the John Dickinson Plantation

Display focuses on the six simple machines (inclined plane, screw, wedge, pulley, lever, and wheel and axle) that constitute the elementary building blocks of which many more-complicated machines are composed.




Exhibit “Delaware and the War of 1812” closed on March 19, 2016

EXHIBIT CLOSED March 19, 2016.




“A Seaborne Citizenry: The DeBraak and Its Atlantic World” exhibit at the Zwaanendael Museum

Exhibit explores His Majesty’s Sloop of War DeBraak, a British warship that was capsized and lost off the Delaware coast on May 25, 1798.




Old State House holds public program for Summers family reunion

Family members enjoyed a program on the true story of one of their ancestors—James Summers, a free black man who manumitted his own children in 1797.




Allen McLane symposium to take place in Dover on Oct. 25, 2014

Programs to shine a spotlight on the life and military career of the American patriot from Duck Creek (Smyrna), Del.




An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware”–exhibit closed on Dec. 7, 2014

EXHIBIT CLOSED Dec. 7, 2014.




Public comment sought regarding Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief grant awards

Division seeks input on its finding that the selected projects will not adversely affect historic properties.




History was made here: Fenwick Island Lighthouse

Iconic Sussex County structure helped guide mariners for more than 100 years.




DSU students to present history activities for the public at four Delaware museums

Aug. 2, 2014 activities to offer fresh perspectives on Delaware history.




Historic sites enhance Delaware beach vacations

Several historic places are located within a 20-mile radius of Delaware’s Atlantic coast.





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