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Hale-Byrnes House to receive $47,610 grant from the Longwood Foundation

Written on: November 23rd, 2016 in Historic SitesNewsPreservation

On Nov. 18, 2016, the Delaware Society for the Preservation of Antiquities was notified that it would be receiving a $47,610 grant from the Longwood Foundation for repair of deteriorating mortar joints in the brick façade at the gables and chimneys of the Hale-Byrnes House, located at 606 Stanton-Christiana Road in Newark, Del.

Deteriorating mortar joints at one of the gables of the Hale-Byrnes House.

Deteriorating mortar joints at one of the gables of the Hale-Byrnes House.

Leased to the antiquities society by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, Hale-Byrnes House was built in 1750 and used in 1777 as a meeting place for Gen. George Washington and his staff between the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge in Delaware and the Battle of Brandywine in Pennsylvania. The house was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. 

Hale-Byrnes House

Hale-Byrnes House

In recent years, significant investments in water-control have been completed at the property including the replacement of the septic system by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, and improvements made by the Delaware Department of Transportation that prevent road runoff from entering the property.

Delaware Department of State receives Tourism Champion Award from Kent County Tourism

Written on: November 23rd, 2016 in News

Agency honored for its contributions to the tourism and hospitality industries in Kent County.


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Restoration work completed at Old Sussex County Court House

Written on: November 22nd, 2016 in Historic SitesNewsPreservation

$307,000 project included both exterior restoration and interior refurbishment of the building’s first and second floors.


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Small Grants available from Delaware Preservation Fund

Written on: November 21st, 2016 in NewsPreservation

Program supports preservation activities at historic properties and districts. Deadline: Dec. 16, 2016.


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Division to sponsor 14 special programs during the 2016 winter-holiday season

Written on: November 18th, 2016 in EventsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Eight winter-holiday-themed activities among the programs to be offered.


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Four division staff members named Department of State Employee of the Second Quarter

Written on: October 27th, 2016 in News

Employees helped save the life of one of their co-workers.


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Holiday party to take place at the John Dickinson Plantation on Dec. 4, 2016

Written on: October 27th, 2016 in EventsMuseumsNews

Sponsored by the Friends of the John Dickinson Mansion. Reservations required by Nov. 21, 2016.


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Division staff members lend a hand at the Delaware Veterans Home

Written on: October 26th, 2016 in NewsVolunteerism

Seventeen individuals volunteered their services in September 2016.


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Carolyn Apple receives a Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award

Written on: October 26th, 2016 in CollectionsNewsVolunteerism

Division volunteer honored for her efforts in saving the William D. Willis World War II Photographic Collection.


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Division to sponsor 14 free programs during November 2016

Written on: October 14th, 2016 in EventsMuseumsNews

18th Century Market Fair, candle making and music of World War I among the events to be presented.


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