Wilmington WWII heritage

Wilmington named World War II Heritage City

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  Wilmington has been named an “American World War II Heritage City” for 2023 by the National Park Service. The city ‘s ship-building and other military history isn’t on display as much as it was then, but one place to see it is at Drava Plaza on the riverfront where one piece of equipment remains. While the official announcement doesn’t …

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National park grant will help Winterthur restore gate house

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Winterthur Museum, Gardens and Library will match a $125,000 historic preservation grant from the National Park Service to restore its Old Gate House. It’s the only Delaware institution to receive any money from the grant. Located on the western edge of Winterthur along Kennett Pike (Route 52), the Old Gate House is a prominent and recognizable part of the estate. …

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State to host free New Castle history camp for kids

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The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will host a free New Castle history camp for children ages 10 to 13 between July 25 and July 29, 2022. Children will explore the storied past of one of America’s most historic towns. Among other things, they’ll learn how Native Americans used the land, explore colonial kitchen gardens, and weigh in …

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New Castle Court House Museum to be closed through spring 2022

Charles MegginsonCulture, Headlines

New Castle County Court House. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. Beginning Dec. 31, the New Castle Court House Museum will be closed for the installation of a fire sprinkler system throughout the historic building.  The project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2022. According to a press release announcing the closure, all contractors considered for …

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New Castle to celebrate ‘William Penn Day’ on Oct. 23

Charles MegginsonCulture, Headlines

New Castle County Court House. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The City of New Castle will celebrate ‘William Penn Day’ this Saturday, Oct. 23 at the New Castle Court House Museum. The event will feature a day-long series of activities to commemorate the 339th anniversary of Penn’s Oct. 27, 1682 disembarkment at New Castle, his first landing in …