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Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor seven special events during May 2017

Date Posted: Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County

Highlights include Dover Days presentations, the Zwaanendael Museum’s Sixth Annual Maritime Festival, and A Day in Old New Castle.




Office of Animal Welfare Shares Dog Bite Prevention Tips

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

In recognition of Dog Bite Prevention Week from April 9 to 15, 2017 the Division of Public Health Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) aims to reduce dog bite occurrences with useful tips for anyone who comes in contact with dogs. Dog bites are often preventable with responsible dog ownership and correct behavior around dogs. In 2016, 1,564 dog bites to humans were reported to the Delaware Division of Public Health. Owners may be liable if their dog bites a person or another animal, but having control of one’s dog can greatly decrease bite risks.




“Lost off Lewes: The British warship DeBraak”

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs News Sussex County

Tours explore the surviving hull section of an 18th-century shipwreck.




Zwaanendael Maritime Celebration: “A Sailor’s Life for Me” in Lewes, Del. over the 2017 Memorial Day weekend

Date Posted: Friday, April 7th, 2017
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs News Sussex County

Celebration provides visitors with an opportunity to experience seafaring lives of adventure, romance, excitement and hardships, and to honor mariners who made the ultimate sacrifice.




Delaware fourth graders ‘Make a Splash’ and learn about protecting water resources

Date Posted: Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Coastal Programs DNREC

More than 770 fourth-grade students from seven elementary schools participated in Wednesday’s Make a Splash festival, a DNREC-sponsored event that educates students on the diversity of estuary life and the importance of Delaware’s water resources.





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