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Learn some Delaware history at these 7 events in May

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Artistic rendition of the capsizing of the DeBraak by Peggy Kane, 1990.The ship and its sinking will be explored in the program “The Wooden World Revealed” at the Zwaanendael Museum on May 21, 2022. The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will sponsor seven special events during the month of May 2022. A full schedule is included below. Except …

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Div. of Historical and Cultural Affairs to host multiple programs in April

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be sponsoring a wide variety of activities during the month of April 2022 including, among others, a lecture series on the War of 1812 and several Dutch-themed offerings. All programs are free and open to the public. A full schedule is included below. Friday–Sunday, April 1–17, 2022 Lewes Tulip Celebration. Series …

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Delaware to celebrate Women’s History Month with historical events

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will host two special events in March to commemorate the historical contributions of women in Delaware.  The events come on the heels of a jam-packed lineup of events held in February to celebrate Black History Month. Two of those events have yet to be hosted. All programs are free and open to …

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Before the Battle of Brandywine, Washington was in Wilmington

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Washington watches the Continental Army pass the Crooked Billet Tavern at Centre Road and Kennett Pike on Sept. 9, 1777. A Wilmington history buff has uncovered many of the roads and paths General George Washington marched Continental Army troops along en route to Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania for the 1777 Battle of Brandywine. Retired Army officer and University of Delaware graduate …

Black History Month

Dover to celebrate Black History Month with cultural, educational events

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

A group of local nonprofit organizations and businesses have kicked off a month-long series of in-person and virtual events highlighting Black history, culture, art, music, and theater.  The 2022 Dover Citywide Black History Celebration is the culmination of a partnership between the Biggs Museum of American Art, Delaware State News, Delaware State University, DonDel Productions, Dover Public Library, First State …