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Historical and Cultural Affairs programs in April 2022

(DOVER, Del. – March 21, 2022) – 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 series of lectures on the War of 1812 and more – thematic offers. All programs are free and open to the public. A full program is included below.

“Landing of the DeVries Colony at Swaanendael, Lewes, Delaware 1631” by Stanley M. Arthurs. Courtesy of the University of Delaware Permanent Collection. The Zwaanendael Museum will explore Delaware’s Dutch heritage in programs on April 16 and 27, 2022.

Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Special Programs, April 2022

Friday to Sunday, April 1 to 17, 2022

Lewes Tulip Celebration. A series of activities in downtown Lewes, including the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs‘ Zwaanendael Museum, located at 102 Kings Highway, where arrangements of tulips from Sussex Gardeners will be on display. Museum open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. 302-645-1148 or mailto:[email protected]

Thursday, April 7, 2022

“African Americans played a vital role in the War of 1812.” Due to slavery in the United States, black Americans often chose different sides in the War of 1812. In this lecture, historic site interpreter Tom Pulmano discusses the role played by African Americans in the efforts American and British warfare. Coffee and cookies provided. Part one of the four-part 2022 Coffee-Hour Lecture Series – “The War of 1812: Over Two Centuries Later.” Former Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs State House, 25 The Green, Dover. 5 p.m. 302-744-5054 or mailto:[email protected]

Friday, April 8, 2022

POSTPONED — Concert by Musically Generated Organism. American music. Presented in partnership with the Delaware Friends of Folk. Former Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs State House, 25 The Green, Dover. 7:30 p.m. 302-744-5054 or mailto:[email protected] NOTE: This concert, originally scheduled for January 14, 2022, has been rescheduled to April 8, 2022.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

“Reminiscences of the Life and Times of Dr. James Tilton.” Lecture by historic site interpreter Steven Mumford exploring the life and long medical career of Delawarean Dr. James Tilton who served as the United States Surgeon General during the War of 1812. Complimentary coffee and cookies provided. Part two of the four-part 2022 Coffee-Hour Lecture Series – “The War of 1812: Over Two Centuries Later.” Former Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs State House, 25 The Green, Dover. 5 p.m. 302-744-5054 or mailto:[email protected]

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Dutch-American Friendship Day. Learn about Delaware’s Dutch roots and discover how that connection is alive today. Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes. 10 a.m.-4:15 p.m. 302-645-1148 or mailto:[email protected]

Thursday, April 21, 2022

“The Federalist Views of James A. Bayard.” Living history theatrical performance in which lead historic site performer Gavin Malone portrays James A. Bayard of Delaware, a prominent member of the Federalist Party and one of the leading voices opposing the war, as he prepares to leave for treaty negotiations with Britain. Coffee and cookies offered. Part Three of the four-part 2022 Coffee-Hour Lecture Series – “The War of 1812: Over Two Centuries Later.” Former Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs State House, 25 The Green, Dover. 5 p.m. 302-744-5054 or mailto:[email protected]

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

King’s Day. Celebrating the birthday of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands in a program that will also explore royal titles and Delaware’s Dutch connection. Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes. 10 a.m.-4:15 p.m. 302-645-1148 or mailto:[email protected]

Thursday, April 28, 2022

“Stories of the Intrepid Women of the War of 1812.” Lecture by historic site interpreter Susan Emory exploring the brave women of America, England and Canada who played an important role in the war effort. Coffee and cookies provided. Final episode of the four-part 2022 Coffee-Hour Lecture Series – ‘The War of 1812: Over Two Centuries Later’. Former Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs State House, 25 The Green, Dover. 5 p.m. 302-744-5054 or mailto:[email protected]

Division program remaining in March 2022

In addition, the division will present the following program on March 28. Go to the following link for additional information and booking instructions: https://history.delaware.gov/2022/02/17/womens-history-month-2022/.

Monday, March 28, 2022

“Well seasoned heirlooms.” Virtual program in which historic site interpreter Kimberly Fritsch of the New Castle Court House Museum of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs highlights the culinary practices, recipes and personalized cookbooks of women throughout history of Delaware as they speak to us through their food. Cookbooks became a way for women to pass on their heritage and provide insight into what was important in their culture, their daily lives, and even the weather patterns and events of the time. Program broadcast live via Zoom. Registration required. Midday. 302-323-4453 or mailto:[email protected]

Administered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, Delaware’s five state museums – the John Dickinson Plantation, Johnson Victrola Museum, New Castle Court House Museum, Old State House and Zwaanendael Museum – tell the history of the First State’s contributions to United States history and culture. Through tours, exhibits and special programs, the museums highlight Delaware’s unique history and the diverse people who have come to live here. The museums are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The New Castle Court House Museum and the John Dickinson Plantation are partner sites of the First State National Historical Park. The Old State House is located on Dover Green, another partner site of the park. Go to the following for a long-term schedule of division-sponsored events.

The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is an agency of the State of Delaware. The division enhances Delaware’s quality of life by preserving the state’s unique historical heritage, promoting community stability and economic vitality, and providing educational programs and assistance to the public about Delaware’s history. The division’s diverse range of services includes the operation of five museums, the administration of the State Historic Preservation Office, the preservation of the state’s collections of archaeological and historical objects, the operation of a conference center and the management of historic properties throughout the state. Primary funding for the division’s programs and services is provided by annual appropriations from the Delaware General Assembly and grants from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, a federal agency. However, the content and opinions expressed in the division’s programs and services do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Department of the Interior.

Contact:

Jim Yurasek Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Phone: 302-577-5170 Email: [email protected] Web: http://history.delaware.gov