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Sat, Jun 13


211 Delaware St

Separation Day (LH) 2020 Notes: This is an all weekend long living history event in historic New Castle, DE.

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Separation Day (LH) 2020
Separation Day (LH) 2020

Time & Location

Jun 13, 2020, 1:00 PM – Jun 15, 2020, 4:00 PM

211 Delaware St, 211 Delaware St, New Castle, DE 19720, USA


About the event 

Notes: This is now and all weekend living history event in historic New Castle, DE. This is a parade and encampment event that is the main event on Saturday. It is our premiere event within the State of Delaware! Please make every effort to attend this event! Please see below for more information.

Special to 2020: In addition - this year we are permitted to overnight Friday and Saturday nights there on the historic New Castle Green. We have three other units joining us this year - the 1st Maryland, 1st Virginia, and 1st Rhode Island. We will be having one large camp kitchen area. We will also have soldier's tents and an officer's tent too as part of the encampment area throughout the weekend.  

Schedule for Weekend:


1:30pm-5pm – 1st Delaware Regiment Setup Encampment at Historic New Castle Green

6pm – 9:30pm – Separation Day Kickoff - Enjoy live music, craft beer and food trucks in a block-party setting in front of the historic New Castle Court House. Admission is free. Food and drink will be available for purchase with tips benefiting New Castle’s Minquadale and Goodwill volunteer fire departments. Featured performer: Big Package


8am – All Arrive – Please plan ahead and look to be at the Encampment Area at the Green by this time.  Additional setup will still be needed and all.

9am – Roll Call – Each unit will do roll call for their members

10am – Parade Lineup Area for All Parade Participants

11am – Parade Kickoff

Immediately Post-Parade – Group Photo Shoot

Noon-1pm – Lunch

2pm – Detachment Marches to Battery Park – Demo at Battery Park – Return by 3pm

3pm – 4pm – Light Drill / Displays/Demos in Encampment Area

4pm - 5pm – Blanket Sale in Encampment Area

5pm – Dinner

Immediately after Sunset – Fireworks at Battery Park


Church Services at local churches – there are 4 within walking distance

11am – Noon – Brunch

Noon – 1pm – Light Drill / Displays in Encampment Area

2pm – Historic Play Next to Court House on Green

3pm – Begin Breakdown of Encampment on Green


1st Delaware Regiment Specific:

All Members: 

Length of Event: All Day 10am – 4pm public hours 

Arrival Time For Regiment: 8am 

Parking: Please park in historic New Castle behind or to side of the Green after unloading at our encampment area on the historic Green or park in lot just outside of town and take bus in and out of area.  See website for more info.  

Restrooms: Portapotties and Indoors Restroom in Courthouse 

Food and Beverages Provided: Yes – by Regiment or event organizer for lunch. 

Encampment Setup Level: Large 

Camp Kitchen Setup: Yes 

Camp Kitchen Tent Fly: Yes 

Supply Tent Setup: Yes 

In Ground or Above Ground Fire Permitted: Yes 

Individual Soldier Tents Permitted: Yes – Indicate to Officer of the Day if bringing your own soldier tent. 

Water Provided: Yes – check with staff at location 

Straw Provided: No 

Firewood Provided: Yes – check with staff at location 

Soldier Specific: 

Impression: Delaware Continental uniform preferred. Early war impression. Regimental or Hunting Frock. 

Kit Level: Full kit 

Musket Firing: Yes 

Musician Specific: 

Contact Musician Sergeant-Major for music to be played at this event. Military calls also to be demonstrated too if possible. 

Civilian Specific: 

Impression: Civilian followers of a military camp. 

Table Displays Permitted: Yes. Check with Officer of the Day or Civilian Camp Coordinator (if applicable) about any displays or demonstrations. 

Supporter Specific: 

Please assist in setup and/or breakdown if possible. Also – please bring camera or video camera to take photographs or video if possible. We will look to take posed photos that will be used to help educate the public if possible at each event this year.

Registered as Attending (Saturday only unless otherwise indicated):

  1. Chris Mlynarczyk - Military - Soldier
  2. John Osborn - Military - Soldier
  3. Sheri Gidick - Military - Soldier
  4. Mary Torbey - Musician - Musician Sergeant-Major - Fifer
  5. Heloise Osborn - Civilian

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