Winter Lecture Series

The New Castle Historical Society's winter lecture series returns in 2015 with the following programs slated for February:

Local historian Kim Burdick presents Seized in September: Revolutionary War Comes to Delaware on February 18. You will hear firsthand accounts of the upheaval that resulted from the arrival of the British in Delaware in 1777. This lecture is sponsored by The Delaware Humanities Forum.

On February 25 the Historical Society will host its annual meeting and lecture. Setting The Record Straight: Dispelling New Castle's Historical Myths, will discuss some of the most commonly heard misconceptions about New Castle's history and will give you the real stories behind the myths. The lecture with be presented by New Castle Historical Society director Mike Connolly, Brian Cannon of the New Castle Court House Museum and Michele Anstine of the Delaware Historical Society.

All lectures will be held at the Arsenal, 30 Market Street, in
Old New Castle, Delaware at 7:00 pm.

All lectures are free to the public.


Historic Dancing Classes

The New Castle Historical Society is now hosting an English Country Dance Class. Started more than a decade ago, classes will return to their original home at the Arsenal on the third Monday of every month with the next class scheduled for February 16 at 7:00pm. If you have an interest in historic dances of the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries (think of the dance scenes in Jane Austen movies), come join the fun. No experience or partner is necessary, dress is modern casual, and the class is free!


More Historic New Castle Events

The Remarkable Solomon and Thamar Bayley
February 11, 7:00 pm, New Castle Court House Museum
Speaker: Dr. Peter Dalleo

Follow the excitement, disappointment and joy of Solomon Bayley and his wife Thamar during their journey from enslavement to freedom on the Underground Railroad in Delaware. Admission is free.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration
March 7, 7:00 - 11:00 pm, New Castle Senior Center

Dancing, live Irish music by Seven Rings, cash bar. Bring your own food or purchase at the event from Mean Green Smokin' Cuisine. Call the Senior Center for tickets and information, 302-326-4209. $20 in advance/$25 at door.