Delaware blizzard of 1888 topic of program

Delaware State News
Posted 1/6/22

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will sponsor a virtual program on the blizzard of 1888 Thursday at 4 p.m.

In “The Great White Hurricane.” virtual …

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Delaware blizzard of 1888 topic of program

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DOVER — The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will sponsor a virtual program on the blizzard of 1888 Thursday at 4 p.m.

In “The Great White Hurricane.” virtual program, Zwaanendael Museum historical interpreter Patrick Ruhl explores the history of the Great Blizzard of 1888 and the tremendous toll that it took on Lewes and other seaside towns from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine.

The free program will be streamed live via Zoom and on the museum’s Facebook page. Reservations are recommended. Call 302-645-1148 or email zmuseum@delaware.gov.

Go to the following for additional information and reservation instructions.

Administered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, the five museums of the State of Delaware — the John Dickinson Plantation, the Johnson Victrola Museum, the New Castle Court House Museum (closed Dec. 31, 2021 through the spring of 2022), The Old State House and the Zwaanendael Museum — tell the story of the First State’s contributions to the history and culture of the United States.

Through tours, exhibits and special programs, the museums shine a spotlight on Delaware’s unique history and the diverse people who came to live there.

The museums are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The New Castle Court House Museum and the John Dickinson Plantation are partner sites of the First State National Historical Park. The Old State House is located on the Dover Green, another partner site of the park.

The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is an agency of the state of Delaware. The division enhances Delaware’s quality of life by preserving the state’s unique historical heritage, fostering community stability and economic vitality and providing educational programs and assistance to the general public on Delaware history.

The division’s diverse array of services includes operation of five museums, administration of the State Historic Preservation Office, conservation of the state’s archaeological and historic-objects collections, operation of a conference center and management of historic properties across the state. Primary funding for division programs and services is provided by annual appropriations from the Delaware General Assembly and grants from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, a federal agency.