historic homes news: April 2019 Historic Homes Newsletter - 03/31/19 10:29 AM
DELAWARE EVENTS
 
At 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4,   “The Constitutional Convention and Ratification” will be the subject of New Castle Court House Museum historical interpreter Nicole Worthley. She will explore the debates, compromises and writing of the U.S. Constitution during the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. Complimentary coffee and cookies provided. Part one of a series of lectures on the U. S. Constitution at the State House,  25 The Green, Dover.  302-744-5054.
 
Thursday–Sunday, April 5–14, 2019 you can join the Lewes Tulip Celebration. Series of activities at downtown Lewes locations including the Zwaanendael Museum, located at 102 Kings Highway, where tulip … (2 comments)

historic homes news: April 2018 Historic Homes E Newsletter - 04/01/18 08:26 PM
DELAWARE NEWS
 
The New Castle Historical Society announces several events for April:
The Amstel and Dutch houses will open for the season at 10 a.m. on April 4. Tickets available at the Arsenal, 30 Market Street. Also, the annual meeting will be Tuesday, April 10 at the Arsenal at 7 p.m.  And join "History Rocks", a party and learning session about the Society on Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m. Fee is $10 a person for light refreshments, music, dancing, and cash bar.
 
Winterthur Museum and Gardens have opened their exhibit of garden follies (based on traditional structures from the U.K. built by rich … (0 comments)

historic homes news: November Historic Homes E-Newsletter - 10/29/17 01:32 PM
DELAWARE EVENTS
The George Washington Society is hosting a talk on Monmouth, the Battle that Silenced George Washington's Critics by author Garry Wheeler Stone on Thursday, November 2 at 6 p.m. at the Ed Oliver Golf Club. 800 N. DuPont Road, Wilmington. Buffet dinner $25. RSVP KimBurdick@aol.com.
First Saturday in the First State is coming up on November 4, and the popular First State Heritage Park's 18th Century Market Fair is back. This free event is fun for the whole family.   Living history trades and craft demonstrations,  entertainers,  food--all with an 18th century twist!  Rain or shine, on the Green in downtown Dover, Delaware. … (1 comments)

historic homes news: May Historic Homes E-Newsletter - 04/28/17 02:15 PM
DELAWARE EVENTS
 
Come kickoff the 300th Birthday celebration at the 84th Annual Dover Days Festival May 5-6, 2017 in Kent County. One of Delaware’s largest and longest-running free events is entirely dedicated to promoting the state’s heritage and culture.  With easily the biggest parade in Kent County, expect close to 4,500 participants and  9,000 spectators, as well as Delaware’s governor serving as Grand Marshal. It will feature the state’s history and heritage, traditional Maypole Dancing , vintage automobile rides, colonial artisans’ village and historic re-enactment groups for the Revolutionary War, WW II and the Civil War.
 
Join speaker Denise Clemons for a "A … (0 comments)

historic homes news: December 2016 Historic Homes E-Newsletter - 11/29/16 06:39 PM
December is here with celebrations and good news for you!!
All interested preservationists are invited to another in the bi-monthly Conversations About Historic Preservation,  happening  Friday, December 2, 2016 from 1-3 p.m. at the Port Penn Interpretive Center. Jake Miller and David Orr, Presenters. Port Penn Interpretive Center.Note: If coming from the north, please come down Route 13 to the ChesDel Diner and turn left, following the road into Port Penn. The road to Port Penn from Delaware City is blocked by road construction. The Interpretive Center is located at the intersection of Routes 9 and 2 in Port Penn, Delaware. This … (1 comments)

historic homes news: February 2016 Historic Homes E-Newsletter - 01/25/16 01:02 AM
February 2016 Historic Homes E-Newsletter “Preservation 50—‘Preserving African-American History in Delaware: People, Places and Events’ ” Saturday, February 6, 1pm – 3pm the Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover, DE. A panel discussion exploring the latest research and findings on African-American history in Delaware by local historians. Presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. First Saturday in the First State program. Museum open 9 –4:30 p.m. Free admission. 302-744-5054. Reminder: tickets available now for Bootlegger's Bash  February 20, 2016, New Castle Historical Society Annual Winter Fundraiser at The Arsenal. … (0 comments)

historic homes news: August 2014 Historic Homes Newsletter - 08/02/14 05:10 AM
Chester County Town Tours & Village Walks are continuing in August with three more tours: August 7, Malvern Borough:125 Years of History by Trolley, August 14, Oxford Historic District Tour & Taste (I love this place-and this year they are offering “the snack flavors of Oxford.”). and August 21, Romansville: John Romans and his Village.(left, Birchrunville last month)
Also, the Costumes of Downton Abbey are still on exhibit at Winterthur. This has been their most highly attended special exhibit ever! Open until January 4, it is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series.   Meanwhile, the second Saturday … (0 comments)

historic homes news: July 2014 Historic Homes Newsletter- Your Source for July 4th Events - 06/30/14 07:25 AM
Looking for July 4th information?  Here are some local events: The public is cordially invited to attend Northern Delaware’s annual 4th of July bell-ringing ceremony. At 2:00 Eastern Daylight Time, beginning with bells in Philadelphia, bells across New Castle and across the Nation will peal, officially commemorating the birth of American Independence. Children, families, friends and neighbors of all ages are cordially invited to attend the local ceremonies, at 1:25 at Immanuel Church on the Green. The bells will be rung at 2:00 pm. Then, thirteen children, representing the thirteen colonies, will ring a smaller bell, donated to the day’s event … (3 comments)

historic homes news: May 2014 Historic Homes E-Newsletter - 04/29/14 01:37 AM
Historic Homes News--May, 2014
 
Dover Days, May 2-4,  is one of Delaware's longest-running events that celebrates First State history. Here are a few fun facts about Dover Days:
The event was started in 1933 as a home and garden tour. To celebrate the 81st anniversary and the hit TV Show Downton Abbey, this year's theme is Dover Days Dresses Downton.
It is a jam-packed weekend of fun for the whole family -- from the Kids Zone to the classic car show and 350 artisans, crafters and food vendors, you'll find something for everyone!
You can see 300 children in … (2 comments)

historic homes news: November Historic Homes E-Newsletter - 11/02/13 07:31 AM
At the Read House and Gardens of the Delaware Historical Society on The Strand in Old New Castle, the taproom will be telling the story of anticipated  New Year’s revelry.The Holiday display will open on Wednesday, November 13 and runs through Sunday, December 15, 2013. From Wednesday, December 18 through Sunday, December 29, 2013, there will be special Read family focused tours. For details, click link above. (taproom below)
        
 
 
Join the New Castle Presbyterian Church and the City of Historic New Castle on Saturday, December 14, for the 13th annual celebration of the Spirit of … (0 comments)

historic homes news: June 2013 Historic Homes Newsletter - 06/01/13 11:25 AM
TravelNerd  has included New Castle, Delaware in the top 10 overlooked historical cities. They point out that Historic New Castle dates back to 1651 and was founded by the Dutch West India Company on the old settlement of a Native American Village.  Fascinated by the assortment of architecture, they strangely describe the New Castle Court House, as a “museum dedicated to the Underground Railroad history,”which is not really an accurate description, although it is one subject covered there.

The Hale-Byrnes House in Stanton, Delaware announces reservations are open for their Mother’s Day Tea, Sun., May 12, 2013 3:00PM - 5:00PM. … (2 comments)

historic homes news: November 2012 Historic Homes News - 11/01/12 09:37 AM
November 2012 Historic Homes News The Delaware Historical Society presents The DuPont Highway: Propelling Delaware's People, Produce, and Poultry into the 20th Century, an illustrated talk given by Jonathan Russ, Associate Professor of History at the University of Delaware at the Milton Historical Society 210 Union Street, Milton, Delaware Friday, November 9, 2012 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. FREE to all! Registration is required - call (302) 295-2388 or kpeterson@dehistory.org (photo DE Hist.Soc.)Tours of the Auburn Heights Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum in Yorklyn, Delaware are now available on select dates without a minimum group size requirement, but you must preregister. Friday, … (2 comments)

historic homes news: May 2012 Historic Homes E News - 04/30/12 04:28 AM
May 2012 Historic Homes News Come join in the fun, as this year's Dover Days Festival proves to be bigger and better than ever—and you won't want to miss a minute of the many FREE festivities! Held on The Green and Legislative Mall, two beautiful outdoor parks in the historic downtown district, Dover Days unites heritage, tradition and modern attractions into a festival that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Now in its 78th year, Dover Days is Delaware's longest running festival that celebrates First State history — with more than 25,000 people coming from all over the Mid-Atlantic states to … (2 comments)

historic homes news: February 2012 Historic Homes E News and Scenes from a Victorian Ball - 01/31/12 04:26 AM
CAROLYN ROLAND --YOUR HISTORIC HOMES RESOURCE February 2012 Historic Homes E NewsThe Murphy House in Rockland, Delaware has been torn down by the Nemours Foundation as of 4:20 p.m. on Jan 11. In 2008, the State sold the house to the Foundation for $10 with their promise to restore the building. For details on this story see http://actvra.in/r8BOn Saturday, February 18, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the John Dickinson Plantation, located at 340 Kitts Hummock Road in Dover, DE 19901, will commemorate the 204th anniversary of the death of American patriot John Dickinson (Nov. 13, 1732–Feb. 14, 1808). The … (0 comments)

historic homes news: Historic Homes News for January 2012 - 01/03/12 02:56 AM
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Please join the Chester County Pops Orchestra for a performance benefitting the Chester County Historical Society at Fugett Middle School, West Chester, January 9, 2012 at 7 p.m. For info, see http://chescopops.org/players.htm
 
Candlelight Tour -Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site,  January 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Celebrate Poe's 203rd birthday with a special candlelight tour of his house, focusing on the famous stories he wrote here in Philadelphia. Free; reservations required. (215) 597-8780. The site is located at 532 N. Seventh St., Philadelphia. See  http://www.nps.gov/edal/index.htm
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historic homes news: September Happenings in the Wilmington, Delaware Area - 09/04/11 11:59 AM

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