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DELAWARE EVENTSThe Delaware Historical Society is looking for judges for its History Day Competition Saturday, May 13 at William Penn High School. The only experience necessary is a willingness to encourage and positively impact the scholars. If you are available and willing to help, fill in the ...
Compared with the year to February's end in 2016, the 2017 New Castle County real estate market report for the year so far shows almost 15% less inventory than the previous year. Not only that, but the median sales price is down 2%. The good news is that pending sales are up almost 20%, and new l...
In all the years I have been going to local Historic Home and Gardens at Winterthur, I have never been there when there is snow on the ground. They are closed most of January and February, so that explains part of the reason, but I know we have had snow in March before. This time there was a lect...
Yesterday, I was admiring the hellebores blooming away like crazy in my yard. Sometimes called Lenten Roses, they had been in bud and waiting to come out in full force for several weeks. And you never know exactly when they will bloom. It depends on the weather. We have had temperatures nearing 7...
 Delaware EventsRockwood Museum and Park presents The Women of Rockwood   as its featured exhibit,  opening, March 1 through October. The wealthy women who lived in Rockwood left their mark through letters, clothing, and philanthropy. Come to a talk on  Great Women in History  on March 5 from 2-4...
Not in the duPont category of wealth,  F.Scott Fitzgerald had already spent all of his earnings from The Great Gatsby when his editor suggested he  move to quiet Wilmington, Delaware in 1927.Scott had already spent all of his earnings from The Great Gatsby and had burned out in Hollywood in an at...
William duPont,  Jr. was born in a 16th C manor house in Surrey, England. He grew up in Montpelier, the 1760's Virginia home of President James Madison. So if you  get the idea that he felt architecturally and well as financially privileged, you would probably be right.I considered these facts as...
February Happenings (not a few involving Abe and George)DelawareSaturday, February 25 from 7:00 to 10:00pm, the Winter Fundraiser at the Arsenal - Bootlegger's Bash, 30 Market Street, New Castle, Delaware. You are invited to the annual winter fundraiser of the New Castle Historical Society. Guest...
In 19th Century property maps, this home was called "Rolling Prairie" and was known to be the home of a mill owner with a mill on the nearby Christina Creek. This tributary has been turned into a peaceful lake, a perfect setting for this exquisite 4300 sq. ft. historic home. But not only does it ...

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