Fort Delaware Museum Theatre to present “Swallowing the Yellow Dog”

DELAWARE CITY (July 31, 2013) – Fort Delaware State Park will offer a special museum theatre program debuting on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 2:45 p.m., and on every weekend after that through Labor Day.

“Swallowing the Yellow Dog” presents the story of two Confederate prisoners mulling over one’s decision to sign the oath of allegiance to the United States. The presentation, written by Dale Jones of Making History Connections, was created using primary research information on prisoner life at the fort.

The program will be offered at 2:45 p.m. each day on Aug. 3, 10, 17, 18, 24, 31, and Sept. 2.  Visitors wishing to attend the program should travel to Pea Patch Island, via ferry, no later than 1:45 p.m.  The ferry departs from Delaware City or Salem, New Jersey.  Ferry tickets cost $11 for adults, $6 for children 2 through 12, and $10 for seniors, military and veterans (with ID). Children under 2 are admitted free of charge.

Ferry reservations are suggested, but visitors may purchase tickets on the day of the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be made by calling 1-877- 987-2757 or visiting Tickets may only be reserved 24 hours in advance.

Contact: Laura Lee or Wendy Minor, Fort Delaware State Park, 302-834-7941; or Wendy Minor

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