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The New Castle Tercentenary Commission members were appointed by Governor Elbert N. Carvel, as authorized by a Joint Resolution of the 115th General Assembly of the State of Delaware. Its purpose was “to help the people of New Castle and the State pay fitting tribute to the Dutch Founders” who had established their first settlement in Delaware in 1651.
In addition to planning and executing a statewide celebration on June 16, 1951 the Commission publicized the significance of the Dutch settlement, assisted in creating an exhibit at the Library of Congress entitled “Old New Castle and Modern Delaware,” and coordinated the production of a documentary film, “The Dutch in America.” A final report was made by the New Castle Tercentenary Commission to the General Assembly in 1953, at which time the Commission was abolished.
1. 47 D.L., ch. 369.
mm/March 28, 1988; April 23, 1988

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