DOVER – DNREC’s First State Heritage Park will “Celebrate Summer” as the theme for the First State Heritage Park’s monthly “First Saturday in the First State.” The program will feature a variety of free events and activities.

“The Invention of Childhood” will be presented at the John Bell House, with the help of middle-school students from Campus Community School to explore what it was like to grow up in early America, and how summer would be celebrated by people of all ages.

At the Biggs Museum of American Art, visitors can enjoy one of the free community days at the museum and participate in the Biggs Kids Program to make a fun beach bucket craft. Visitors to The Green can also see the John Bell House during the “Archaeology – a Time Travelers Event,” where they can visit an active dig site, and find out more about life in the past.

“Delaware’s Forgotten Naval Hero: Jacob Jones” is a special historic theater program at The Old State House, giving an intimate view of Delaware’s naval heroes.

Here is a list of other programs and activities for “First Friday” and “First Saturday in the First State:”

First Friday – 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 1

Visit by lantern light the Presbyterian Church of Dover’s historic cemetery, where many prominent Delawareans and their families are buried. Among them is Delaware’s great statesman John M. Clayton and Revolutionary War martyr Colonel John Haslet, who died a hero’s death at the Battle of Princeton in 1777. Meet these and other figures from Dover history. Tickets are $10, and space is limited. Call 302-739-9194 to reserve your spot.

First Saturday – May 5

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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