‘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.
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 explores His Majesty’s Sloop of War DeBraak, a British warship that was capsized and lost off the Delaware coast on May 25, 1798.
American Association for State and Local History bestows two 2014 Leadership in History Awards to Delaware-Division-of-Historical-and-Cultural-Affairs-affiliated projects.