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.
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.
‘Caesar Rodney in His Own Words’: Historical play at the New Castle Court House Museum on Sept. 22, 2019
Historical play about the Delaware patriot by museum historic-site interpreter David Price.
Museum to feature a workshop on cross stitch, a form of embroidery in which X-shaped stitches are used to form a picture.
Exhibit explores the history of rail travel and transport in the First State.
‘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.
Dickinson family members, tenant farmers, tradesmen, free Blacks, indentured servants and enslaved individuals are featured.
‘George Washington Birthday Celebration’ at Dover, Del.’s Old State House on Feb. 22, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Event to feature writings by, and about, the first president, read by historical interpreters and distinguished guests, plus live, streaming video of Sen. Chris Coons reading Washington’s Farewell Address from the floor of the U.S. Senate.
Exhibit examines the 17th-century struggle for control of New Castle, Del. by the Dutch, Swedes and English.
‘Rose Color to Gold to Glowing Red: Orville and Ethel Peets in Paris 1913-1914’ exhibit closed on Aug. 24, 2018
Exhibit featured the works of Orville Houghton Peets and his wife Ethel Canby Peets.
Four-part series explores historical clothing and textiles.
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.
The civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, the space program and rock ‘n’ roll will be among the 1960s-era topics to be explored.
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 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.