As part of a larger package of National Park Service provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015, Delaware is receiving its first national park. The First State National Historical Park will expand on the historic sites that were included in the First State National Monument in 2013.
Applications are due January 15, 2015 for Winterthur’s 2015-2016 Research Fellowship Program. Short- and long-term fellowships are available to support research in many areas of social and cultural history.
Fourteen individuals and organizations from the mid-Atlantic region have been named as recipients of the American Association of Local and State History’s Leadership in History Awards.
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From the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Congratulations to Wendy Bellion, who has received the 2014 Charles C. Eldredge Prize from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The Eldredge Prize recognizes outstanding scholarship in the field of American art and is accompanied…
From the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs: The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Lewes Historical Society, will sponsor 20 special events throughout the month of June in the museums of the state…
From the Delaware Humanities Forum: The Delaware Humanities Forum’s Joseph P. DelTufo Annual Lecture will be held Thursday, October 18, at the Delaware Historical Society. Dr. Stephen Hahn, Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania,…
From the State of Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs: The segment of “America’s Lost Treasures” filmed at Dover, Del.’s Johnson Victrola Museum is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. on July 25, 2012 on the National Geographic cable channel. “America’s Lost Treasures”…
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From the National Endowment for the Humanities: The National Endowment for the Humanities announced $17M in grants for 208 humanities projects. The funding will support projects, fellowships for scholarly research, the creation of exhibits, digital tools and the preservation of…
From Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia: The Preservation Alliance has announced its 2012 award recipients. THE JAMES BIDDLE AWARD for lifetime achievement in historic preservation was awarded to Richard J. Webster, Phd. THE PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD for preservation in the…
From the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor : The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Board of Directors has appointed Elissa Garofalo as its President and Executive Director. She has been the D&L’s Vice-President since 2009, but began her career…