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African American History Month programs among 16 special events at the museums of the State of Delaware during February 2016

News Release from the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs

For Immediate Release

 

African American History Month programs among 16 special events at the museums of the State of Delaware during February 2016

 

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The life of Paul Robeson will be explored at the JohnsonVictrolaMuseum on Feb. 6, 2016.

(DOVER, Del.—Jan. 15, 2016)—During the month of February 2016, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be offering 16 special events at the museums of the State of Delaware. Twelve of these events will be presented in commemoration of African American History Month, an annual observance celebrating the invaluable contributions that the black community has made to the culture and history of the United States. All programs listed are free and open to the public.

Highlights of the month include “Paul Robeson’s Family Ties and Contributions,” special guided tours that will explore the biography and political views of vocalist and Civil Rights activist Paul Robeson, accompanied by his 78-rpm recordings played on authentic Victor Talking Machines. Tours will take place on Saturday, Feb. 6 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Johnson Victrola Museumlocated at375 S. New St. in Dover.

On Saturdays, Feb. 6, 20 and 27, the John Dickinson Plantation, located at 340 Kitts Hummock Road in Dover, will present “A World Apart,” a series of programs and tours exploring the lives of African-Americans who lived in slavery and servitude at the home of John Dickinson, one of the founding fathers of the United States and “Penman of the Revolution.”

Finally, two of the state’s museums will offer “The Green Book and Vibrant African-American Communities,” a presentation by historian Bev Laing and researcher Carlton Hall of the State Historic Preservation Office on the “Green Book,” a travel and vacation guidebook for people of color during the segregation era. Presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the program will explore the stories of African-Americans of the last century and their challenges living through the Jim Crow laws in Delaware from the 1920s to the 1960s.

The first “Green Book” program will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13 on the 2nd floor (entry via staircase; no elevator) of the Zwaanendael Museum, located at 102 Kings Highway in Lewes. Admission to the program is free but, due to space restrictions, reservations are required by calling 302-645-1148 no later than Feb. 12, 2016. The second “Green Book” program will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. at The Old State House located at 25 The Green in Dover.

 

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The Green Book will be profiled in programs on Feb. 13 and 27, 2016.

Administered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, the five museums of the State of Delaware—the John Dickinson Plantation, the JohnsonVictrolaMuseum, the New CastleCourtHouseMuseum, The Old State House and the ZwaanendaelMuseum—tell the story of the FirstState’s contributions to the history and culture of the United States. Through displays, exhibits and special programs, the museums explore how the state's distinctive physical environment, in combination with the people who came to live there, gave Delaware an identity that is different from any other place. Go to the following for a long-term calendar of division-sponsored events.

Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs special events, February 2016

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

“Paul Robeson’s Family Ties and Contributions.” AfricanAmerican History Month guided tours explore the biography and political views of vocalist and Civil Rights activist Paul Robeson, accompanied by his 78-rpm recordings played on authentic Victor Talking Machines. First Saturday in the First State program. Johnson Victrola Museum, 375 S. New St., Dover. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 302-739-3262.

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

“A World Apart: Deconstructing a Life.” Using primary sources, this AfricanAmerican History Month workshop will document the journey from slavery to freedom for individuals and families associated with the Dickinson Plantation. The workshop will introduce skills such as reading primary-sources documents, consolidating historical information and creating a perspective about the individuals and families discussed. VisitorCenter, John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover. Program 10 a.m.Noon. Museum open 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.Free admission but, due to space restrictions, reservations are required by calling 302-739-3277 no later than Feb. 5, 2016.

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

“Preservation50—‘Preserving African-American History in Delaware: People, Places and Events.’ ” Panel discussion exploring the latest research and findings on African-American history in Delaware by local historians. Presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. First Saturday in the First State program. The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover. Program 1 p.m.Museum open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 302-744-5054.

 

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Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

“Painting a Portrait: Crystals and Hoodoo Aboard the H.M.S. DeBraak.” AfricanAmerican History Month presentation by Fran Mahon on African religious practices in the 18th century and the possibility that some of the crew members aboard the British warship that sank off the Delaware coast in 1798 may have been of African descent. Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes. Program at 2 p.m. on the museum’s 2nd floor (entry via staircase; no elevator). Museum open 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.Free admission but, due to space restrictions, reservations are required by calling 302-645-1148 no later than Feb. 5, 2016.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

“Songs of Love.” In celebration of Valentine’s Day, guided tours will explore the variety of songs about love recorded by Victor Records. Tours will be accompanied by 78-rpm recordings of those songs played on authentic Victor Talking Machines. Johnson Victrola Museum, 375 S. New St., Dover. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 302-739-3262.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

“A Great Worthy of the Revolution: John Dickinson’s Remembrance Day.” Program commemorating the 208th anniversary of the death of John Dickinson explores 18th century mourning practices including a letter written in Dickinson’s memory by then President Thomas Jefferson. John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover. Wreath laying ceremony at Samuel Dickinson’s gravesite at Noon. Program 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Museum open 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 302-739-3277. Note: The length of this program has been extended, ending at 3 p.m. rather than 2 p.m. as previously published.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

“Preservation50: ‘Maps, Taxes and African-American Presence in KentCounty, Delaware 1837 and 1845.’ ” Presentation by Madeline Dunn, Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ historian and National Register of Historic Places coordinator, on the African-American community in Murderkill Hundred, Kent County, Del. in the mid-19th century. Presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover. Program 1 p.m. Museum open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Free admission. 302-744-5054.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

Demonstrations by the Thistledown Fiber Arts Guild.Program explores spinning, weaving, knitting and other fabric arts. John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover. Program 1–3 p.m. Museum open 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.Free admission. 302-739-3277.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

“Preservation50—‘Preserving SussexCounty History: The Green Book and Vibrant African-American Communities.’ ” Presentation by historian Bev Laing and researcher Carlton Hall of the State Historic Preservation Office on the “Green Book,” a travel and vacation guidebook for people of color during the segregation era. The program will explore the stories of African-Americans of the last century and their challenges living through the Jim Crow laws in Delaware from the 1920s to the 1960s. Presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes. Program at 2 p.m. on the museum’s 2nd floor (entry via staircase; no elevator). Museum open 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.Free admission but, due to space restrictions, reservations are required by calling 302-645-1148 no later than Feb. 12, 2016. Note: The program “Preserving History of the African-American Culture in Delaware: New Found Stories from SussexCounty,” originally scheduled for Feb. 13, 2016, has been replaced with the “Green Book” program.

Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

Presidents Day. The following museums of the State of Delaware will be open: The Johnson Victrola Museum and The Old State House, open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. The following museums will be closed: The John Dickinson Plantation, the New Castle Court House Museum and the Zwaanendael Museum). 302-736-7400.

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

“Fats Waller: A Man of Many Talents.” AfricanAmerican History Month guided tours focus on the life and achievements of the noted jazz musician, accompanied by 78-rpm recordings played on authentic Victor Talking Machines and a short clip of the pianist in performance. Johnson Victrola Museum, 375 S. New St., Dover. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Free admission. 302-739-3262.

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

“A World Apart: Dinah’s World.” African-American-history-based tours explore the lives of Dinah Patten and her family and their journey from enslavement to freedom. John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover. 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.Free admission. 302-739-3277.

 

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Mannequin depicting Dinah Patten, who was enslaved at the John Dickinson Plantation in the 18th century. Tours on Feb. 20 will explore the lives of Patten and her family and their journey from enslavement to freedom.

 

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

“Preservation50—‘Kidnapped: The Experience of Slavery and Freedom of Aaron Cooper in Delaware.’ ” Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs archaeologist Craig Lukezic tells Cooper’s story through historic documents, court records and archaeology. Cooper, a free African-American, was kidnapped by a slave trader in 1811 and sold as a slave in Natchez, Miss. Through community action and the legal process, he eventually regained his freedom and returned to Delaware. Presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover. Program 1 p.m. Museum open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Free admission. 302-744-5054.

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

Washington’s Birthday. The following museums of the State of Delaware will be open: The Johnson Victrola Museum and The Old State House, open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. The following museums will be closed: The John Dickinson Plantation, the New Castle Court House Museum and the Zwaanendael Museum). 302-736-7400.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

“The Golden Age of Music—‘Over There: World War I and the Victor Talking Machine Company.’ ” Program explores music’s influence during World War I when patriotic songs were being composed throughout America. Hear 78-rpm recordings of this inspirational music played on authentic Victor Talking Machines, and explore how the Victor Talking Machine Company’s Camden, N.J. factory led the fight to make the world safe for democracy. Part one of a five-part weekly music series. Johnson Victrola Museum, 375 S. New St., Dover. Program at 1 p.m. in the museum’s 2nd floor gallery (entry via staircase; no elevator). Museum open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.Free admission but, due to space restrictions, reservations are required by calling302-739-3262.

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

“Marian Anderson: An African-American First.” AfricanAmerican History Month guided tours explore the biography and family connections of operatic contralto and Civil Rights activist Marian Anderson, accompanied by 78-rpm recordings played on authentic Victor Talking Machines. First Saturday in the First State program. Johnson Victrola Museum, 375 S. New St., Dover. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Free admission. 302-739-3262.

 

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The life of Marian Anderson will be explored at the JohnsonVictrolaMuseum on Feb. 27, 2016.

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

“A World Apart: Run for Freedom.” African-American-history-based tours explore how three enslaved individuals sought freedom and how they escaped from bondage. John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover. 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.Free admission. 302-739-3277.

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

“Preservation50—‘African-American History in 20th Century Delaware: The Green Book and Vibrant African-American Communities.’ ” Presentation by historian Bev Laing and researcher Carlton Hall of the State Historic Preservation Office on the “Green Book,” a travel and vacation guidebook for people of color during the segregation era. The program will explore the stories of African-Americans of the last century and their challenges living through the Jim Crow laws in Delaware from the 1920s to the 1960s. Presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover. Program 1 p.m. Museum open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Free admission. 302-744-5054.

Exhibits and displays, February 2016
In addition to special programming, the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is sponsoring the following exhibits and displays:

Ongoing

Delaware and the War of 1812.”Exhibit examines the service and sacrifice of Delawareans of 1812 to 1815, and the important role that the state played in a conflict that helped shaped the development of the United States. Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes. Nov. 1–March 31: Wed.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. April 1–Oct. 31: Tue.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Sun., 1:30–4:30 p.m. 302-645-1148.

Ongoing

Delaware Mourns Lincoln: A Demonstration of Love and Sorrow.” Utilizing graphics, clothing and memorabilia, the display explores how Delawareans expressed their deep sorrow upon the death of President Abraham Lincoln on April 15, 1865. From the collections of the State of Delaware. The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover. Mon.–Sat., 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Sun., 1:30–4:30 p.m. 302-744-5054.

Ongoing

Discovering Delaware’s Maritime Past.” Display explores the DeBraak, a shipwrecked 18th-century British warship including a photo of the hull recovery, reproductions of items aboard ship, and a model of the vessel. Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes. Nov. 1–March 31: Wed.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. April 1–Oct. 31: Tue.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Sun., 1:30–4:30 p.m. 302-645-1148.

Ongoing

Emeline Hawkins: Her Journey From Slavery to Freedom on the Underground Railroad.” Exhibit chronicles the compelling story of Emeline Hawkins and her family and their 1845 odyssey on the Underground Railroad from slavery in Maryland, through Delaware to freedom in Pennsylvania. New Castle Court House Museum, 211 Delaware St., New Castle. Tue.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Sun., 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. 302-323-4453.

 

 

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Section of the exhibit, “Emeline Hawkins: Her Journey From Slavery to Freedom on the Underground Railroad,” on display at the New CastleCourtHouseMuseum.

Ongoing

Sculpture by Charles Parks. Display of works by the noted Wilmington artist featuring historical and political figures including a Minute Man, and presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and George W. Bush. New Castle Court House Museum, 211 Delaware St., New Castle. Tue.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Sun., 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. 302-323-4453.

Ongoing

A Seaborne Citizenry: The DeBraak and Its Atlantic World.” Exhibit utilizes artifacts recovered from His Majesty’s Sloop of War DeBraak, a British warship that sank off the Delaware coast on May 25, 1798 to tell the story of the vessel, its crew and the historical context within which it operated in the Atlantic World of the late 18th century. Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes. Nov. 1–March 31: Wed.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. April 1–Oct. 31: Tue.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Sun., 1:30–4:30 p.m. 302-645-1148.

Ongoing

Simple Machines.” Exhibit demonstrating the six “simple machines”—incline ramp, screw, wedge, pulley, lever and wheel—that constitute the elementary building blocks of which many more-complicated machines are composed. John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover. Oct. 1–March 31: Tue.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.April 1–Sept. 30: Tue.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Sun., 1:30–4:30 p.m. 302-739-3277.

Ongoing

World War II Through the Lens of William D. Willis.” Designed by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, the display features photographs taken in Western Europe from 1943-45. From the collections of the State of Delaware. Legislative Hall, 411 Legislative Ave., Dover. Limited visitation hours; call 302-739-9194 before planning a visit.

The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is an agency of the State of Delaware. The division enhances Delaware’s quality of life by preserving the state’s unique historical heritage, fostering community stability and economic vitality and providing educational programs and assistance to the general public on Delaware history and heritage. The division’s diverse array of services includes administration of the state historic preservation office, operation of museums and a conference center, conservation of the state’s archaeological and historic-objects collections and management of historic properties across Delaware. Primary funding for division programs and services is provided by annual appropriations from the Delaware General Assembly and grants from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, a federal agency. However, the contents and opinions expressed in the division’s programs and services do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Department of the Interior.

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Lecture on the preservation of George Washington’s boyhood home

Lecture on the preservation of George Washington’s boyhood home at Lewes, Del.’s Zwaanendael Museum on Jan. 16, 2016


Listing of museum events through May 2016 also included

 

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Artistic rendition of the Washington family’s house at Ferry Farm by L.H. Barker, 2008.

(DOVER, Del.—Jan. 8, 2016)—On Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at 2 p.m., the Zwaanendael Museum, located at 102 Kings Highway in Lewes, Del. will host the program “Preservation 50— “I Cannot Tell a Lie, It was Almost a Big Blue: Historic Preservation and Archaeology at Ferry Farm, George Washington’s Boyhood Home,” a lecture by Paul Nasca, Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ curator of archaeology. The lecture will explore preservation through archaeology and the actions taken in Virginia that impacted the historic preservation of one of the nation’s iconic places. It is presented as part of the division’s celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The program will take place on the museum’s 2nd floor (entry via staircase; no elevator). Admission is free but, due to space restrictions, reservations are required by calling 302-645-1148 no later than Jan. 15, 2016.

George Washington was six years old in 1738 when his family moved to a farm in Stafford County, Va. The Washingtons called this place the Home Farm but it later became known as Ferry Farm because people crossed the RappahannockRiver on a ferry from the farm to the town of Fredericksburg. In 1996, the Kenmore Association (now known as the George Washington Foundation) saved the property from commercial development and in July 2008, archaeologists finally located and excavated the remains of the Washington family’s house whose location had previously been unknown.

Preservation50 is the United States’ multi-year celebration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act. The Act has transformed the face of communities from coast to coast as it established the legal framework and incentives to preserve historic buildings, landscapes and archaeology. Preservation50 reveals the great value that historic preservation delivers to the American people. Its aim is to build a community that leads preservation for the next 50 years.

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Paul Nasca has served as the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ curator of archaeology since June 1, 2015. He holds degrees in anthropology from the College of William and Mary (master’s) and the State University of New York at Buffalo (bachelor’s). His experience includes work as an archaeologist/collections manager for the City of Alexandria, Va.; as a staff archaeologist for the George Washington Foundation in Fredericksburg, Va.; as an archaeological conservator for the College of William and Mary; and as a field technician for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the Old Fort Niagara Association. His article, “Washington’s Boyhood Home,” was published in Smithsonian Magazine in 2008.

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Paul Nasca

The Zwaanendael Museum was built in 1931 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the state's first European colony, Swanendael, established by the Dutch along Hoorn Kill (present-day Lewes-RehobothCanal) in 1631. Designed by E. William Martin (architect of Legislative Hall and the Hall of Records in Dover), the museum is modeled after the town hall in Hoorn, the Netherlands, and features a stepped facade gable with carved stonework and decorated shutters. The museum’s exhibits and presentations provide a showcase for Lewes-area maritime, military and social history.

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Following is a schedule of Zwaanendael-Museum-sponsored special events through May 2016. All listed programs take place at the ZwaanendaelMuseum located at 102 Kings Highway, Lewes, Del. Museum hours from Nov. 1 to March 31 are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. From April 1 to Oct. 31, museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. All listed programs are free and open to the public. For additional information, call 302-645-1148.

Zwaanendael Museum special events through May 2016

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016

“Preservation50—‘I Cannot Tell a Lie, It was Almost a Big Blue: Historic Preservation and Archaeology at Ferry Farm, George Washington’s Boyhood Home.’ ” Lecture by Paul Nasca, Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ curator of archaeology, on Preservation Through Archaeology and the actions taken in Virginia that impacted the historic preservation of one of the nation’s iconic places. Presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.2 p.m. Due to space restrictions, reservations are required by calling 302-645-1148 no later than Jan. 15, 2016.

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

“Painting a Portrait: Crystals and Hoodoo Aboard the H.M.S. DeBraak.” African-American History Month presentation by Fran Mahon on African religious practices in the 18th century and the possibility that some of the crew members aboard the British warship that sank off the Delaware coast in 1798 may have been of African descent. 2 p.m. Due to space restrictions, reservations are required by calling 302-645-1148 no later than Feb. 5, 2016.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

“Preservation50—‘Preserving History of the African American Culture in Delaware: New Found Stories from SussexCounty.’ ” Presentation by historian Bev Laing and researcher Carlton Hall of the State Historic Preservation Office on newly found documentation of stories of African-American life in 19th and 20th century Delaware. Presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. 2 p.m. Due to space restrictions, reservations are required by calling 302-645-1148 no later than Feb. 12, 2016.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

“Preservation50—‘The National Register of Historic Places Program: A Profile of SussexCounty’s Listings.’ ” Madeline Dunn, National Register coordinator for the State Historic Preservation Office, will explain the program and its eligibility requirements. Presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. 2 p.m. Due to space restrictions, reservations are required by calling 302-645-1148 no later than March 11, 2016.

Thursday–Saturday, April 7–16, 2016

Lewes Tulip Celebration. City-wide series of activities including tours and displays at the ZwaanendaelMuseum. Sponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce. Downtown Lewes. 302-645-8073.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Dutch-American Friendship Day. Discover Delaware's Dutch roots and learn how that connection is alive today. 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

King’s Day. Celebration of the birthday of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands in a program that will also explore royal titles and Delaware's Dutch connection.10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Fifth Annual Zwaanendael Maritime Celebration: “A Sailor’s Life for Me.” Maritime-themed activities, games, displays by local organizations and more.10 a.m.–3 p.m.

ZwaanendaelMuseum exhibits and displays

 

Ongoing

Delaware and the War of 1812.”Exhibit examines the service and sacrifice of Delawareans of 1812 to 1815, and the important role that the state played in a conflict that helped shaped the development of the United States.

Ongoing

Discovering Delaware’s Maritime Past.” Display explores the DeBraak, a shipwrecked 18th-century British warship including a photo of the hull recovery, reproductions of items aboard ship, and a model of the vessel.

Ongoing

A Seaborne Citizenry: The DeBraak and Its Atlantic World.” Exhibit utilizes artifacts recovered from His Majesty’s Sloop of War DeBraak, a British warship that sank off the Delaware coast on May 25, 1798 to tell the story of the vessel, its crew and the historical context within which it operated in the Atlantic World of the late 18th century.

The ZwaanendaelMuseum is administered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, an agency of the state of Delaware. The division enhances Delaware’s quality of life by preserving the state’s unique historical heritage, fostering community stability and economic vitality and providing educational programs and assistance to the general public on Delaware history and heritage. The division’s diverse array of services includes administration of the state historic preservation office, operation of museums and a conference center, conservation of the state’s archaeological and historic-objects collections and management of historic properties across Delaware. Primary funding for division programs and services is provided by annual appropriations from the Delaware General Assembly and grants from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, a federal agency. However, the contents and opinions expressed in the division’s programs and services do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Department of the Interior.

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Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs June 29, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 6

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Online survey seeks public input regarding the preservation of historic places in Delaware

 

Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs June 1, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 5

 

Zwaanendael Maritime Celebration: “A Sailor’s Life for Me” in Lewes, Del. on May 27 and 28, 2017

Andrew British Sailor WWI

 

Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs March 27, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 3

 

Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor 14 free programs during March 2017

 

New exhibit now open at Lewes, Del.’s Zwaanendael Museum

 

“Listen Up! African-American History” program Rescheduled

 

Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Jan. 31, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 1

 

  African American History Month programs among 17 special events at the museums of the State of Delaware during February 2017

 

 

 

 

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Virginia Tech was not the worst school massacre in U.S. history. This was.

That spring morning in 1927 could not have been more beautiful, one of the students would later recall. The Bath Consolidated School just outside East Lansing, Mich., was holding final exams, but before the morning bell rang on May 18, 1927, children ran and played outside. Peals of laughter could be heard.

 

WWII veteran's remains return home after missing 74 years

ATLANTA (AP) - More than 70 years ago, a U.S. Army plane dubbed "Hot as Hell" was headed for India on a supply mission. It never arrived, and no one went looking for the doomed aircraft or the eight men on board because military officials had no way of pinpointing where it went down.

Sword belonging to commander of black Civil War unit found

BOSTON (AP) - The sword that belonged to the commanding officer of the first all-black regiment raised in the North during the U.S. Civil War has been recovered after being lost to history for more than 150 years. The British-made sword carried into battle by Col.

 

'America's Frankenstein': Book to examine Philly's 'first mass murderer'

An upcoming book seeks to find the links between the fable of Frankenstein and a brutal Philadelphia mass murder that occurred nearly 50 years after the release of the famous novel. In "The Face of a Monster: America's Frankenstein," Delaware author Patricia Earnest Suter revisits the gruesome killings of eight people at the hands of Anton Probst in 1866.

Jaw-dropping discovery: Soldier's diary retells WWI horrors

Norman Gray, a fresh-faced 19-year-old was shipped off to France in 1914 to fight in World War I. Now his diary resurfaced, documenting the horrors of war.

 

 

Maria Tesch, 1850-1936 * - Kulturarv Östergötland

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