First State Heritage Park: December First Saturday

  • Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
  • Time: 09:00:00 to 16:30:00
First State Heritage Park Welcome Center
121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North
Dover, DE
  • Price: Free
  • Phone: (302) 739-9194

- Victorian Storytelling - Stories are offered on the half hour beginning 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the John Bell House on The Green. A Victorian Christmas was a time to celebrate the past and hope for the future. Enjoy the holiday tradition of scary ghost stories by the fire with a holiday treat. -Guided Tours of Legislative Hall -A Victrola for Christmas at the Johnson Victrola Museum - Guided tours will examine the marketing strategy of Victor Records and listen to holiday music on authentic Victor Talking Machines. -Biggs Kids: Ornaments at the Biggs Museum of American Art - Decorate your tree with ornaments inspired by the permanent collection at the Biggs. All ages welcome. Free with adult admission. -Stories of The Green Walking Tour - Tours are offered hourly beginning 10 a.m. Last tour leaves at 3 p.m. Meet at the John Bell House on The Green -Governor’s Holiday Open House at Woodburn from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. -Historic Holiday Traditions at the Old State House 1 p.m. - This presentation will examine different historic holiday traditions of the 18th century. -A Victorian Christmas from 1:30 – 4 p.m. at the Kent County Courthouse, 38 The Green. As a reminder of old values in a rapidly changing world, Christmas helped to restore peace and harmony after the Civil War. Explore holiday traditions of the Victorian Era and make a Christmas craft. -Tours of the Schwartz Center for the Arts from 2 – 4 p.m. at 226 S. State Street. See the historic theater and all that it has to offer. -The Nutcracker, Presented by the Ballet Theater of Dover at the Schwartz Center for the Arts. Enjoy this holiday classic presented in a beautiful, historic theater. Shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.