Biggs debuts ‘Ripped from the Headlines’ photojournalism exhibit

DOVER — The Biggs Museum of American Art will feature the visual storytelling of newspapers and magazines from throughout the greater Delmarva region in its first major exhibition on photojournalism starting today, entitled “Ripped from the Headlines: Photojournalism in Delaware.” News publishers are among the nation’s oldest and most revered image makers. Differing from other […]

Delaware Agricultural Museum renovating 1850s Millsboro church

DOVER — The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover recently announced that a massive historic preservation project is underway at the museum. The focus of the project is the restoration of St. Thomas Methodist Episcopal Church (circa 1857). The church, originally situated approximately seven miles west of Millsboro, was moved to the museum grounds […]

Dover sculptor Paskins exhibits ‘Spirit Revealed’ at Biggs Museum

DOVER — Aaron Paskins is a Dover sculptor who has been building a national and local reputation for imaginative, inspiring African figures using unexpected materials. “I’ve been sculpting for over 30 years,” Mr. Paskins said. “I’ve had my work shown all around the country.” But Mr. Paskins said he’s never fully shown his work in […]

Delaware State Police Museum curator energized by job

DOVER — Grasping the front door key (or perhaps entering the keypad code), she cherishes arriving to work each morning. Recently appointed Delaware State Police Museum and Educational Center Executive Director Peggy L. Anderson accepts the challenges and anticipates the more than 1,000 visitors, plus school and tour groups, set to arrive at the facility […]

Dead whale to get second life in a Delaware museum

PICKERING BEACH — Last Friday, the saga of a once 30-foot, 20-ton juvenile humpback whale that was found dead on Port Mahon last year finally took a happy turn. Portions of the whale’s skeleton — including its 280-pound skull with twin 9-foot jawbones — were carefully collected and transported by Delaware Museum of Natural History […]

BEST BETS: Redhead Express pull into Delaware State Fair

A gamble more than 10 years ago has paid off handsomely for the Walker family of Palmer, Alaska. On Thanksgiving Day 2007, Kendra, LaRae, Alisa and Meghan, who ranged in age from 17 to 11, along with their three brothers and parents, left home in a new RV and trailer in search of a musical […]

New director, exhibit at Delaware Agricultural Museum

DOVER — Carolyn Claypoole has always had a love for history at an early age. “I grew up in Laramie, Wyoming,” Ms. Claypoole said. “My mother was a fourth-grade teacher. That’s the grade when you typically learn state history and she fostered my interest in the history of the American West. My parents took us […]

BEST BETS: First Rider Fest tunes up for charity

Last summer, Caesar Rodney High School senior David Haynes was urged to make a difference in his community. During a leadership seminar at the school, CR’s wrestling coach Dan Rigby talked about the impact students could have by creating a charity fundraiser. That got David’s wheels turning. “I definitely wanted to do something for an […]

BEST BETS: Susquehanna Floods to help Blue Earl celebrate anniversary

For the Perryville, Maryland-based Susquehanna Floods, the First State has been first rate. “Delaware has been super kind to us,” said lead singer and guitarist Trevor Biggers. “It’s like having a friendly neighbor.” In Delaware just last week at the History, Heritage and Hops festival in Dover, the Cecil County Americana roots band has played […]

Foundation supports volunteer efforts at AMC Museum

DOVER — Among the news releases and newsletters that came across the editor’s desk recently were two related to the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base. The first was an advance of the Veterans Day event planned for Saturday. The other was a 2017 Annual Campaign piece from the Air Mobility Command […]