Shingle making by Dan Davis 16 x 9

18th Century Trades Day

Charlie Megginson

Day-long series of activities explores occupations of the 1700s including preserving food in the smokehouse, dyeing fabric, carpentry, candle dipping, and an 18th century musket presentation. Charlie MegginsonCharlie Megginson covers government and politics for Delaware LIVE News. Reach him at (302) 344-8293 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @cmegginson4.

Historical interpreters reading the Declaration of Independence at the OSH compressed

Dover 4th of July Celebration

Charlie Megginson

Daylong series of activities in downtown Dover featuring tours, entertainment, food, and a parade, culminating with fireworks in the evening. At 2 and 4 p.m., the bell of The Old State House will ring 13 times in honor of the original 13 states, followed immediately by historical interpreters, dressed in period clothing, reciting the Declaration of Independence outside near the …

Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Old Dover Independence Day

Charlie Megginson

July 4th as it was celebrated in the late 1800s. Activities include sack racing, tug ‘o war, lawn games Revolutionary Dover walking tours and more. At 2 p.m., the bell of The Old State House will ring 13 times in honor of the original 13 states, followed immediately by historical interpreters, dressed in period clothing, reciting the Declaration of Independence …

Well Seasoned Heirlooms

Charlie Megginson

Virtual program in which historic site interpreter Kimberly Fritsch of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ New Castle Court House Museum shines a spotlight on the culinary practices, recipes and personalized cookbooks of women throughout Delaware history. In this episode, Fritsch will explore how the LGBTQ+ community strengthened its common bond by sharing recipes, the best places to …

“Rosedale Beach”

Amy White

Virtual Juneteenth program from the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ Zwaanendael Museum in which Tamara Burks discusses the Millsboro, Del. resort/hotel where Black, Indigenous, and other people of color found relaxation and entertainment from the 1900s to the 1970s. Program streamed live via Zoom. Registration required. Amy White

Buena Vista spring event

Jason Cevera

Enjoy a spring day at of one of Delaware’s most historic estates completed by former U.S. Secretary of State John M. Clayton in 1847. Visitors can go for nature walks, learn about the gardens and agricultural history of the farm, enjoy educational programs by the Sunshine Plein Air Artists and Bluebird Society, and participate in outdoor children’s games. Photography and …