Pages Tagged With: "Old State House"

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.




Dover’s Old State House launches coffee-hour lecture series

New series of history lectures to be held during the time period just after people have left work for the day.




Harriet Tubman Day in Delaware proclaimed

Governor Jack Markell has issued a proclamation declaring March 10, 2014 as Harriet Tubman Day in Delaware in commemoration of the 101st anniversary of the death of the noted Underground Railroad conductor.




Brick foundation uncovered next to Dover’s Old State House

Discovery may be the remains of an 1829 armory.




Watch C-SPAN Segments Filmed in Dover, Del.

Beginning on July 20, 2013, C-SPAN, the public-affairs television network, will be posting 13 television segments on its website featuring the literary life and history of Delaware’s capital city of Dover. The segments can be viewed at the following Web address: www.c-span.org/LocalContent/Dover. C-SPAN will also be broadcasting the segments on non-fiction book channel BookTV (on […]




Animating Delaware History: The State Seal

  It’s the HCA Blog Premier of “Animating Delaware History!” We’ve been doing some work with our Delaware State Seal exhibit at The Old State House and our resident animator, Bradley Dotson, came up with a creative twist to the story behind the Seal:   Of course, this isn’t really how our State Seal came […]




Preservation Planning 2012: Update from Public Meetings

By Alice Guerrant, Historic Archaeologist Our efforts to update the historic preservation plan are moving steadily forward. The Division has held public meetings across the state to hear from our citizens about the problems and issues that most concern them. Over 70 people attended these meetings and we heard a wide range of issues and […]




Delaware Commemorates Black History Month

Today marks the start of Black History Month and tomorrow Governor Jack Markell will be officially kicking things off in the First State with a public proclamation at 11AM at the Delaware Public Archives. Students from Central Middle School will join the Governor in welcoming Mr. Orlando Camp, one of the “Milford Eleven,” who will […]