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“An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware”: New exhibit at Dover, Del.’s First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries

Date Posted: Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs News

Exhibit explores the First State’s role in the Underground Railroad by showcasing Thomas Garrett and Samuel D. Burris and the actions they took in following their consciences rather than the law.




Programs on hearth cooking and food preservation at Dover, Del.’s John Dickinson Plantation

Date Posted: Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs News

Programs to be offered during the second half of September 2013.




William Penn, John Dickinson, and shipwrecks to be featured at the museums of the state of Delaware in October 2013

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs News

Eleven special programs to be offered during the month.




Exhibits on Charles Parks and the USS Delaware to close Sept. 22, 2013

Date Posted: Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs News

Last chance to see “Dealing in Symbols: Profundity and the Human Figure,” an exhibit of works by noted Wilmington sculptor Charles Parks; and “USS Delaware: An American Battleship,” an exhibit on the USS Delaware (1909-1924).




Tickets still available for lecture/tours of the hull of the DeBraak, a shipwrecked 18th-century British warship

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs News

Explore the history of the DeBraak which was capsized and lost off the Delaware coast on May 25, 1798. Program includes a trip to the hull facility in nearby Cape Henlopen State Park for a curator-led tour of the surviving section of the ship’s hull.




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