This event occurs monthly, on the first Saturday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

First Saturdays in the First State   Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website for details: http://www.destateparks.com/PARK/first-state-heritage/programs/index.asp  Free admission! Something new every month! Discover Delaware's Capital

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This event occurs monthly, on the first Saturday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

First Saturdays in the First State   Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website for details: http://www.destateparks.com/PARK/first-state-heritage/programs/index.asp  Free admission! Something new every month! Discover Delaware's Capital

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Evenings at the Museum

Sep 6, 2016 - Nov 1, 2016

This event occurs monthly, on the first Tuesday of August, September, October and November.

Join us to explore the museum behind-the-scenes and get up close and personal with our historic collections. Each program will spotlight something new and includes admission to the Marshall Steam Museum.  2016 Evenings at the Museum topics: May 3 – Toy Trains Hit the Rails  June 7 – Selling American Innovation  July 5 – Stanleys and Racing: Factory Performance Cars and Specials ...

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Dr. Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D. C., will deliver a lecture, “Shakespeare for the Centuries,” at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Morris Library Reading Room. The talk will be followed by an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. in Old College Gallery. Both the talk and reception are free and open to the public. This lecture is...

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Join us for a compelling look at the historic struggle of African Americans to secure and preserve their right to vote with this Contemporary History Series program. Dr. Gary May, University of Delaware Professor Emeritus of History, will share research and insights from his book  Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy. Reservations...

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Lecture: “Ordering the Cosmos: Charles Willson Peale and the Philadelphia Museum” Tuesday September 27, 2016, 6:00 pm Robert McCracken Peck, senior fellow of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, will discuss the artist, scientist, and naturalist Charles Willson Peale and place his Philadelphia Museum in its broader cultural, artistic, and scientific context using images...

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Lecture: “The Flowering Tree: An Exotic Motif that Transcends Time and Place” Thursday September 29, 2016, 12:15 pm Linda Eaton, John L., and Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections, Winterthur, explores the exotic flowering tree, one of the most popular designs that traveled from Asia to Europe and the Americas, influenced designers around the world from the 17th to the 19th century,...

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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit providers of behavioral healthcare, announced it will host its first autism conference, Autism A-Z: Beyond The Puzzle, in partnership with Autism Delaware. The conference is Friday, September 30, 2016 from 9:00am – 4:30pm at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware. Autism A-Z...

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The Concept of Collecting Lecture Series “Superfluity and Excess: Classical Splendor in Philadelphia” Sunday October 2, 2016, 1:00 pm The Walns’ furniture has long been admired for its sleek look, extravagantly painted surfaces, and shockingly innovative upholstery. Alexandra Kirtley, curator of American Decorative Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, takes a look into the fascinating...

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Historical Journeys Tuesday October 11, 2016, 1:00 – 2:30 pm Individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are invited to participate in this interactive program about apples. Please register by calling the Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 800.272.3900.

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