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Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs sponsors 18 special events during June 2013

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

Eleanor Matthews, historic-site interpreter at the John Dickinson Plantation, will be demonstrating a spinning wheel at the “Shall Faithfully Serve” program on June 15.During the month of June, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be sponsoring 18 special programs at the six museums that it operates across the state.

Highlights of the month include “Shall Faithfully Serve!,” a June 15 program exploring indentured servitude at the John Dickinson Plantation. Program participants will symbolically sign an indenture form with a quill pen, after which they will be assigned 18th century chores such as gardening; 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 plantation grounds.

On June 1, The Old State House will present “The Trial of William Penn,” a living-history theater presentation exploring the prosecution of William Penn and the jury that went to jail when they would not find him guilty as charged.

Also on June 1, the First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries will utilize the exhibit “Dealing in Symbols: Profundity and the Human Figure” as a backdrop for guided tours that explore the life and work of the noted Wilmington sculptor Charles Parks and his contributions to American art.

Go to the following for a complete listing of events. Except where noted, programs are free and open to the public. For additional information, call 302-744-5055.

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Contact:
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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