Cultural Affairs announces changes to Native American programs in September

August 29, 2014

Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs announces changes to its September calendar. “The First People of the First State,” a two-part lecture series based on research by archaeologist Dr. Cara Blume, originally scheduled for Sept. 20 and 27 at The Old State House in Dover, has been cancelled.

A lecture, “Surviving Invasion: Learning About the First Peoples of the First State,” also based on Blume's research, will explore Native American communities of past and present. The program will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, at The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 302-744-5055.

In a recently added program, "Captain John Smith and His Encounter With the Nanticoke Indians," archaeologist Dan Griffith explores the natural environment of the Nanticoke River watershed in the early 17th century with a focus on indigenous Nanticoke Indians and their encounter with Captain John Smith.

The program takes place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes. Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. Call 302-645-1148 for more information.


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