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Cape Gazette ne Lewes' Zwaanendael Museum will join other museums throughout the state to com- memorate Women's History Month with a full slate of March programs. Club historian B.]. Young will give a presentation on the Zwaa- nendael Club, a community- re'reded organization of women based in Lewes, at 2 p.m., Satur- day, March 17, at the .Zwaanen- dael Museum, 102 Kings High- way in Lewes. The Zwaanendael Museum will play host to a celebration of the domestic arts with A Stitch in Time: Hand-Stitching in the Colonial Tradition, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22. This hands-on workshop will offer participants the opportunity to learn basic stitching techniques and then take home their sam- pler. The museum will be open from 10 4:30 p.m., March 17 and 22. Call 302--645-1148 for in- formation about either of these events. Additional March events scheduled throughout the state include the following: "A Woman's World" explores dally responsibilities of 18th'-cen- tory women, 11 a.rn. and 2:30 p.m. programs, Thursday, March 1, 8, 15 and 22; John Dickinson Planta- tion, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover; 302-739-3277. "Victor's Queens" focuses on the talented female vocalists of the Victor Talking Machine Company, accompanied by early recordings of those artists; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 3; Johnson Victrola Museum, 375 S. New St., Dover; 302-744-5055. "Letters to My Mother" ex- plores women's roles during the Civ'fl War through letters written by soldiers to their families in Delaware, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sat- urda'y, March 3; First State Her- itage Park Welcome Center and Galleries, 121 Duke of York St., Dover; 302-744-5055. "War of the Roses" is a living- history theater presentation fea- turing a debate from the days of the women's suffrage movement; 1 p.m., Saturday, March 3; The M Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover; 302-744-5055. "Victorian Secrets: Undressing the Well-Dressed Victorian Man and Woman" presents period- clothing designer Thomas Tear on Victorian fashion and social customs, 2 pim., Sunday, March 4; New Castle Court House Mu- seum, 211 Delaware St., New Cas- tle; free admission but, due to space restrictions, reservations are required; call 302-323-4453. "Women's Work Wednesdays" is a hands-on activity highlight- ing historical women in the First State, 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, 14, 21 and 28; The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover; 302-744-5055. "Divas" spotlights the female pioneers of recorded sound ac- companied by recordings of those artists played on authentic Victor Talking Machines, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 10 and 24; featured artist March 10 is Rosa Ponselle, March 24 Nellie Melba; Johnson Victrola Muse- um, 375 S. New St., Dover; 744- 5055. SUBMITTED PHOTO OPERATIC SOPRANO Rosa Ponselle w, ill be featured in the March 10 Divas exhibit. VIATO HOST FASHION SHOW FASHION SHOW model Theda Black- welder takes advantage of the recent warm weather to prepare for the Village Improvement Association's upcoming Spring Fever fashion show. Fashions for all shapes and sizes will be featured. The show begins at noon, Saturday, March 24, at Baywood Greens near Long Neck. Proceeds benefit the Village rnprovement Association's Capital Ex- pansion Campaigfito provide financial support to more than 25 local charities Tickets are $30 per person, or $280 for a table oflO. Call 302-226-2721 or go to rehoboth- to make a reservation by Wednesday, March 14. SUBMITTED PHOTO CAPE LIFE FRIDAY, MARCH 2 your Goog - MONDAY, MARCH 5. 2012 69 .- ' l?