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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.

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Public Workshop: Cooch’s Bridge Historic Site

Charlie Megginson

Input sought in creating a publicly accessible and community-focused experience for the Newark location that includes the focal point of Delaware’s only Revolutionary War land battle. 302-922-7116 or mailto:[email protected] 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.

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Tour Delaware’s historic Buena Vista mansion, grounds

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Buena Vista, one of Delaware’s most historic estates, will welcome visitors for a one-day-only autumn event on Saturday, October 8. The event, which will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., will feature lawn games, pumpkin painting, mansion tours and outdoor painting sessions conducted by the Sunshine Plein Air Artists. The main section of the Buena Vista mansion was …

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State seeks input on plan for Cooch’s Bridge site

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

The 1777 Battle of Cooch’s Bridge was the only one fought on Delaware soil and the first time that the Stars and Stripes were flown in battle. With such a storied history, you might be surprised to learn you could have a say in the site’s future. Well, you do. The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will hold three …

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Learn some Delaware history at these 5 events in August

Staff Writer Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will sponsor five events focused on Delaware history during the month of August 2022. A full schedule is included below. Except where noted, all programs are free and open to the public. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. National Night Out in Historic New Castle. Annual community-building, family-friendly event that …

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 …

Learn some Delaware history at these 7 events in May

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Artistic rendition of the capsizing of the DeBraak by Peggy Kane, 1990.The ship and its sinking will be explored in the program “The Wooden World Revealed” at the Zwaanendael Museum on May 21, 2022. The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will sponsor seven special events during the month of May 2022. A full schedule is included below. Except …

Div. of Historical and Cultural Affairs to host multiple programs in April

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be sponsoring a wide variety of activities during the month of April 2022 including, among others, a lecture series on the War of 1812 and several Dutch-themed offerings. All programs are free and open to the public. A full schedule is included below. Friday–Sunday, April 1–17, 2022 Lewes Tulip Celebration. Series …