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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 …

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State to host free New Castle history camp for kids

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The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will host a free New Castle history camp for children ages 10 to 13 between July 25 and July 29, 2022. Children will explore the storied past of one of America’s most historic towns. Among other things, they’ll learn how Native Americans used the land, explore colonial kitchen gardens, and weigh in …

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The Mercury fast becoming community hub in Old New Castle

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Fancy a beer or a glass of wine with buddies? The Mercury’s got you. Craving a cup of tea, perhaps a blend named for area sites? The Mercury’s got you. Seeking a light lunch or dinner that’s vegetarian, but you’d never know it was? The Mercury’s got you. Looking for a nice patio to dine or drink in the …

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 …

New Castle Court House Museum to be closed through spring 2022

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

New Castle County Court House. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. Beginning Dec. 31, the New Castle Court House Museum will be closed for the installation of a fire sprinkler system throughout the historic building.  The project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2022. According to a press release announcing the closure, all contractors considered for …

Booth House offers American brew pub cuisine in six dining rooms

Betsy Price Food & Dining, Headlines

  The David Finney Inn in Historic New Castle houses the Booth House Tavern and Restaurant, DFI Cafe, a bed-and-breakfast and, soon, Hammergod Brewing. By Joe Hoddinott/Photography   You can eat in the bar at Booth House Tavern in Historic New Castle. Or the cafe. The Library. The Red Room. The New Castle Room. The Municipal Room. The Parkview Room. …