The State of Delaware Officially Begins Commemoration of 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
April 15, 2011 – Governor Jack Markell issued a proclamation this week beginning Delaware’s official commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War. Governor Markell also announced a new website which will serve as the statewide hub for Civil War-related events and other resources and spoke about the work the Delaware Public Archives has done to digitize all of its Civil War-era holdings.
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Read the Governor's Official Proclamation as a PDF.

Delaware Heritage Commission Kicks Off Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with "Choosing Sides" Program
April 5, 2011 – The Delaware Heritage Commission, in conjunction with the History Department of Delaware State University, kicks off its observance of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with an event entitled, "Choosing Sides." The event will be May 6, 2011, 7 p.m., at Delaware State University's Education & Humanities Theatre.
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78th Annual Dover Days Festival Set for Historic Dover With A Salute To First State History And Fun!
April 5, 2011 – For the past 78 years, people from all over the Mid-Atlantic region adopt Delaware's Capital City — Dover — as their honorary state capital and join in the celebration of the annual Dover Days Festival from May 6 through 8. And, after 78 years, festival admission and parking are still free of charge! During Dover Days, the 2nd Delaware Regiment (Union reenactors) will have an encampment at Court Street, in front of Legislative Hall. The Regiment will give lectures, tours, a period cooking demonstration, drill and firing demonstrations, and more.