LENAPE INDIAN TRIBE OF DELAWARE

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Saturday, September 1, 2018                                                      

“The First People of the First State: A Celebration of Heritage”

The Old State House

10 am- 4:30 pm

Join the Lenape Indian tribe of Delaware at the Old State House as they celebrate mother earth and their culture with dancing and demonstrations. This is a First Saturday in the First State program. The Old State House25 The Green, Dover, DE 19901. Programs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Museum open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Free admission. (302) 744-5054

 

“Indian Melodies”

Johnson Victrola Museum

10:00 am and 2:00 pm

In the early 20th century, various artists began recording what they called “The Unique American Sound” for the Victor Talking Machine Company. These recordings incorporated the music found within the Native American Communities. You can listen to some of these compositions on original 78 rpm recordings played on authentic Victor Talking Machines. This is a First Saturday in the First State program. Johnson Victrola Museum375 South New Street, Dover, DE 19901. Programs at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Museum open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Free admission. 302-739-3262

 

 

Monday, September 3, 2018

“The Long Road to Recognition: New Avenues”

The Old State House

1:00 pm

This program focuses on the Lenapé Indian Tribe of Delaware’s status as a “State Recognized” Indian Community. Elected Chief Dennis Coker will talk about the community’s long struggle to achieve this status and what this designation means for the citizens of both the Lenape Indian Tribe and the State of Delaware.

The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover, DE 19901. Program at 1 p.m. Museum open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Free admission. (302) 744-5054

 

“Indian Melodies”

Johnson Victrola Museum

10:00 am and 2:00 pm

In the early 20th century, various artists began recording what they called “The Unique American Sound” for the Victor Talking Machine Company. These recordings incorporated the music found within the Native American Communities. You can listen to some of these compositions on original 78 rpm recordings played on authentic Victor Talking Machines. Johnson Victrola Museum, 375 South New Street, Dover, DE 19901. Programs at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Museum open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Free admission. 302-739-3262

 

 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

“Archaeology in Delaware and the 1st People”

The Old State House

1:00 pm

This program focuses on the Archaeological sites within the State of Delaware. Numerous excavations have revealed stunning information about the lives of Delaware’s first people. The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover, DE 19901. Program at 1 p.m. Museum open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Free admission. (302) 744-5054

 

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

“Deciphering American Indian DNA”

The Old State House

1:00 pm

This program explores the implications of DNA testing from a Native American perspective. The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover, DE 19901. Program at 1 p.m. Museum open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Free admission. (302) 744-5054

 

 

Friday, September 21, 2018

“Native American Arts”

The Dover Public Library

6:00 pm

Join the Lenape Indian tribe of Delaware at the Dover Public Library as they demonstrate drumming, dancing and share the art of bead working. The Dover Public Library, Loockerman Street, Dover, DE 19901. Free admission.

 

 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

“American Indian Women Today”

The Old State House

1:00 pm

American Indian Women speak about traditional roles and how those roles have become pertinent in today’s #METOO society. The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover, DE 19901. Program at 1 p.m. Museum open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Free admission. (302) 744-5054

 


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

“Delaware’s Most Important Site: Bloomsbury and the Survival of the Lenape People”

The Dover Public Library

6:00 pm

Join Archeologist and Ethnographer Dr. Cara Blume as she examines the significance of the Bloomsbury site. This American Indian site gave proof of identity and the continued existence of the Lenape’ People in Delaware. The Dover Public Library, Loockerman Street, Dover, DE 19901. Free admission.

 

 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

“Growing Up Lenape in Delaware: Lenape Women Speak”

The Old State House

1:00 pm

Tribal citizens speak about their experiences with American Indian identity before and after desegregation.

The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover, DE 19901. Program at 1 p.m. Museum open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Free admission. (302) 744-5054

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