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During their lab time Mrs. League's 4th grade class gathered facts and then was able to share them with Mrs. Goodwin's class through Skype. This was Mrs. League's classes first experience with video conferencing -- They Loved It!! When they come to the lab next week they will add their facts to this Page. Here is a link to our Wiki which we will be adding some of our conversation with Mrs. Goodwin's class as well as our Delaware facts and what we learned about Alabama. BSS TECH Wiki


Timeline in the History of the New Castle Court House and the City of New Castle
    • taken from the Old Newcastle Court House site
http://history.delaware.gov/museums/ncch/ncch_main.shtml




1651
The Dutch under Peter Stuyvesant build Fort Casimir at present site of New Castle.


1654
The Swedes capture Fort Casimir on Trinity Sunday, renaming it Fort Trinity.


1655
Peter Stuyvesant reclaims the fort for the Dutch.


1656
Ownership is transferred to the City of Amsterdam - the town is named New Amstel.


1664
The town is captured by forces of the Duke of York - renamed New Castle.


1682
October 27th: William Penn arrives to take possession of New Castle, his first landing in the New World.


1704
In November, the first separate Assembly of the Lower Three Counties convenes at New Castle, now the capital of the colony.


1732
The center block of the present court house is built, to serve as a meeting place of the Colonial Assembly, and the courts of New Castle County.


1765
Two small wings are added to the center block of the court house.


1776
June 15th: The last Colonial Assembly adopts a resolution creating the Delaware State. This action severs all ties to Pennsylvania and the English crown. New Castle becomes the first state capital.


1776
The first constitution of the Delaware State is written and adopted in the Assembly Room of the New Castle Court House.


1777
May 12th: The seat of State Government moves to Dover.


1845
Present west wing is built to house the records of the court and New Castle County.


1848
Federal district court trials of Thomas Garrett and John Hunn.


1881
Courts and county offices are moved to Wilmington, the new seat of New Castle County government.


1950-1960
The court house is restored and opened to the public as a museum.

Additional Information on New Castle History

The Trial of Thomas Garrett & John Hunn

City of New Castle

Day in Old New Castle

George Read House and Gardens

New Castle Historical Society

New Castle Visitors Bureau