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“Holiday Party at the Plantation” to take place at Dover, Del.’s John Dickinson Plantation on Dec. 6, 2015

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs Kent County News

-Reservations required by Nov. 30, 2015-

(DOVER, Del.—Nov. 17, 2015)—Soon it will be the season—and with it the opportunity to enjoy a social occasion like one of 250 years ago. On Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, from 3 to 5 p.m., the Friends of the John Dickinson Mansion will entertain guests with a holiday gathering in the John Dickinson Plantation’s historic mansion house located at 340 Kitts Hummock Road in Dover, Del. The afternoon will feature the refreshments, spirits and decorations that might have been present in the 18th century when Dickinson was in residence at the property.

Mansion house at the John Dickinson Plantation.

Mansion house at the John Dickinson Plantation.

Reservations for the holiday party are required in advance by sending $25 per person to the Friends of the John Dickinson Mansion, P.O. Box 1110, Dover, DE 19903, by Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Checks should be made payable to the Friends of the John Dickinson Mansion. Prompt reservations are encouraged, due to the mansion’s limited space, and will be honored by the date of their receipt. Reservations will be acknowledged by email if requested and an email address is provided. For additional information, call 302-739-3277.

The John Dickinson Plantation was the boyhood home and country estate of John Dickinson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, signer of the U.S. Constitution and “Penman of the Revolution.” The plantation features Dickinson’s original 1740 brick home, reconstructed farm buildings and a log’d dwelling, surrounded by rich agricultural lands stretching down to the banks of the St. Jones River.

A nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to the extension of knowledge about Dickinson and his historic home, the Friends of the John Dickinson Mansion has been instrumental in commissioning many projects including biographies, research, events and educational films including a documentary about Dickinson that was broadcast on Public Broadcasting Service stations.

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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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