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“Founding Fathers and Mothers”: The Old State House’s Coffee-Hour Lecture Series to take place in April 2017

Date Posted: Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs Kent County News

(DOVER, Del.—March 30, 2017)—Beginning on April 6 and continuing each Thursday in April 2017, The Old State House, located at 25 The Green in Dover, Del., will present its fourth annual Coffee-Hour Lecture Series which is designed to provide stimulating programming for audiences who have just left work for the day.

Abigail Adams will be among the Founding Fathers and Mothers featured at the April 13, 2017 lecture.

Abigail Adams will be among the Founding Fathers and Mothers featured at the April 13, 2017 lecture.

The theme of the 2017 series, “Founding Fathers and Mothers,” will feature a team of scholars and historians discussing the following Founding Fathers of the United States and the women in their lives: George Washington on April 6; John Adams and Benjamin Franklin on April 13; Thomas Jefferson and James Madison on April 20; and Alexander Hamilton on April 27.

Thomas Jefferson will be among the Founding Fathers and Mothers featured at the April 20, 2017 lecture.

Thomas Jefferson will be among the Founding Fathers and Mothers featured at the April 20, 2017 lecture.

Lectures will take place between 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. with coffee, tea and snacks available for those in attendance. Admission to the programs is free and open to the public but, due to space restrictions, reservations are required by calling 302-744-5054.

Completed in 1791, The Old State House is one of the oldest existing capitol buildings in the United States. It served as the home of Delaware’s legislature until 1933 when the General Assembly moved to larger quarters in Legislative Hall. The venerable structure now appears as it would have in the late 1700s during the United States’ critical early years as a nation. It features a courtroom, governor’s and county offices and chambers for the state’s Senate and House of Representatives. The building is situated on Dover’s historic Green, a public area laid out in 1717 in accordance with William Penn’s order of 1683.

The Old State House

The Old State House

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Contact:
Nena Todd
Old State House
Phone: 302-744-5054
E-mail: nena.todd@state.de.us
Web: http://history.delaware.gov/museums/sh/sh_main.shtml

Jim Yurasek
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
Phone: 302-736-7413
E-mail: Jim.Yurasek@state.de.us
Web: http://history.delaware.gov

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