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U.S. military members invited to free lecture/tours of the hull of the DeBraak, a shipwrecked 18th-century British warship

Date Posted: Friday, July 5th, 2013
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs News

Lecture/tours of the hull of His Majesty’s Sloop DeBraak, an 18th century British warship that sank off the Delaware coast on May 25, 1798. For current and former members of the U.S. military only.




Location changed for Chautauqua Tent Show in Lewes, Del. on Thursday, June 13, 2013

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs

Due to the likelihood of damaging winds and heavy rain on Thursday, June 13, 2013, the “Chautauqua Tent Show: ‘America Takes Flight’” has been moved from the Zwaanendael Museum to the Lewes Presbyterian Church.




Location changed for Chautauqua Tent Show in Lewes, Del. on Monday, June 10, 2013

Date Posted: Monday, June 10th, 2013
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs

Due to heavy rainfall, the venue for the Monday, June 10, 2013 “Chautauqua Tent Show: ‘America Takes Flight’” has been moved from the Lewes Historical Society to the Lewes Presbyterian Church.




“Shall Faithfully Serve!” at Dover, Del.’s John Dickinson Plantation on June 15, 2013

Date Posted: Thursday, June 6th, 2013
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs

Program exploring indentured servitude. Participants will symbolically sign an indenture form with a quill pen, after which they will be assigned 18th century chores such as preparing wool for spinning, weaving and carding; kindling gathering for the smokehouse and cleaning. During their free time, participants will have a chance to play Colonial games, enjoy a house tour or explore the grounds.




“The Trial of William Penn”: Historical play to be presented at Dover, Del.’s Old State House on June 1, 2013

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs

Living-history theater presentation exploring the trial of William Penn and the jury that went to jail when they would not find him guilty as charged.




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