Pages Tagged With: "museums"

Dutch-American Heritage Day at the Zwaanendael Museum on Nov. 18, 2017

Dutch-American Heritage Day commemorates Nov. 16, 1776, the date when the Netherlands became the first nation to recognize the newly independent United States.

Music education: A mission of the Victor Talking Machine Company

Beginning in 1911, the company promoted the use of the phonograph for music-appreciation lessons for students in kindergarten through college.

Division to sponsor 13 special events during November 2017

18th Century Market Fair, candle making and music of World War I among the events to be presented.

Halloween-related programs at Lewes, Del.’s Zwaanendael Museum in October 2017

“Who Did In the Delaware Ducks?” and “Mysteries of History” to be featured

Gov. Carney celebrates national accreditation of Delaware’s state-museum system

American Alliance of Museums’ accreditation is the highest recognition afforded to museums in the United States.

Programs ‘from the dark side’ to be featured at the New Castle Court House Museum in October 2017

“William Penn Day” plus readings and historical theater to be featured.

’18th Century Trades Day’ and evening lantern tours to be featured at John Dickinson Plantation in October 2017

Activities feature two special programs that explore 18th-century trades and pastimes that might have taken place at the property during the lifetime of the “Penman of the Revolution.”

Division to sponsor 19 special events during October 2017

Halloween programs, 18th century trades and William Penn Day among the events to be presented.

Division director Tim Slavin interviewed on museum accreditation

Article published in the American Alliance of Museums newsletter.

Ceremony marks opening of ‘New Castle: Three Forts, One Community’ exhibit

Exhibit examines the 17th-century struggle for control of New Castle, Del. by the Dutch, Swedes and English.