First State Heritage Park, 102 S. State St., Dover, will celebrate the 230th anniversary of Delaware’s Ratification of the Constitution with a candlelit historical theater event at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-9.
Dec. 7 will mark 230 years since Delaware ratified the U.S. Constitution in 1787 — an act that made Delaware the “First State.” Delaware’s ratification, which took place in Elizabeth Battell’s tavern on The Green in Dover, may have been unanimous, but it was not without controversy and concern.
First State Heritage Park will revisit this event with two performances each night of the candlelit historical theater event “Fully, Freely, and Entirely – Becoming the First State” on The Green in Dover.
The audience will step back in time to December 1787 to encounter delegates, protesters, tavern keepers and slaves. Listen in on their conversations and join in the celebration as Delaware becomes the “First State.”
Ticket-holders will meet at the John Bell House, 43 The Green. Admission is $10. Registration is required to 739-9194.