Historical Marker Unveiled At Indian Mission School Site

Photo courtesy of Delaware Public Archives, shared by Representative Ruth Briggs King

The Indian Mission School’s history is available for all to see. A historical marker has been dedicated at the school in Millsboro, which was established by the Nanticoke Indian Tribe and operated from the 1920s until 1962. Area lawmakers helped to obtain funding for the marker utilizing portions of their allotted Community Transportation Funds. Delaware…

Read More

WW II Tower at Del. Seashore State Park to Be Restored

image courtesy of Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation

Restoration of World War II Artillery Fire Control Tower Number 3 at Delaware Seashore State Park is expected to proceed this fall, and be completed in early Summer 2022. According to the Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation, fundraising and planning have taken 15 years. Delmarva Veteran Builders, which is dedicated to employing veterans, has been contracted…

Read More

Del. Bayshore Byway Gets Federal Designation

DelDOT Secretary Nicole Majeski, Ann Gravatt, Karen Bennett with DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife, Chair of the Byway Management Team Steve Borleske, Governor John Carney and DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin Unveiling National Scenic Byways Sign at the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve’s St. Jones Reserve in Dover

The Delaware Bayshore Byway is now recognized by the Federal Highway Administration as a National Scenic Byway. A special sign to show the Byway’s significance was unveiled on Earth Day at the St. Jones Reserve in Kent County. The Bayshore Byway is a series of two-lane roads that run between Lewes and New Castle, bringing…

Read More

Whipping Post In Georgetown To Be Removed

whipping post display Georgetown

As the nation continues to reckon with controversial historical milestones, another part of Delaware history is going into storage. The whipping post known as Red Hannah will be taken down Wednesday from outside the old Sussex County Courthouse just off The Circle in Georgetown, according to the Delaware Division of Cultural Affairs. The decision was…

Read More

Gov. Carney Closes State Offices Fri. To Recognize Juneteenth

Juneteenth, a commemoration of the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans, will be a state holiday in Delaware. State government offices will be closed Friday. Governor John Carney says the day ‘offers an opportunity to encourage open dialogue and to recommit to treating one another with more respect.’ Carney also invites Delawareans to join a Facebook Live…

Read More