Programs on William Penn, Victor talking machine Jan. 4

Delaware News Desk
Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is hosting two free programs at state museums in Dover Saturday, Jan. 4.

"Dreaming of Dover: William Penn and the Creation of Our City," will be held at The Old State House, 25 The Green, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guided tours focus on William Penn's role in founding Dover dating back to 1683. For more, call 302-744-5054.

"Dreams of a Victor" will be featured at the Johnson Victrola Museum, 375 S. New St., from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guided tours highlight the life and times of Eldridge Reeves Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company. Visitors will learn how a humble machinist from Delaware created one of the most successful companies in the 20th century and will see and hear 78-rpm records played on authentic Victor talking machines. For more, call 302-739-3262.