CHAPTER 669

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 42

COMMENDING THE DELAWARE STATE ARTS COUNCIL AND SECTION OF ARCHEOLOGY FOR THEIR STATE-WIDE "ARTMOBILE" TOUR OF AN EXHIBIT ENTITLED "INDIAN ART IN DELAWARE."

WHEREAS, the annual tour of the Artmobile, co-sponsored by the Delaware Arts Council and the Section of Archeology under the direction of Dr. Ronald A. Thomas, State Archeologist is currently underway in the First State, and will continue through May 24, 1974; and

WHEREAS, the 1974 Artmobile exhibit entitled "Indian Art in Delaware" points up the fact that the State of Delaware is one of the richest sites in this country for archeological discoveries of artifacts of pre-historic Indians dating back to 10,000 B.C.; and

WHEREAS, the Artmobile's visit to elementary schools and other locations in the three counties enables students to discover what an archeologist does, how he "reads" history and discovers art through the objects he unearths, and to see examples of recent Indian art which still uses the designs and symbols of Delaware's pre-historic Indians; and

WHEREAS, the popularity of the Artmobile has grown each year and some 300 trained women now give time and talent to act as guides in working for the satisfaction of taking art ideas to school children while hoping to open minds with new concepts and interesting possibilities for educational enjoyment and satisfaction.

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein, that the Delaware State Arts Council and the Section of Archeology be commended for their exhibition, "Indian Art in Delaware" which is touring the State of Delaware during the months of April and May.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Governor and members of the 127th General Assembly and citizens of the State Capital be urged to visit the Artmobile when it makes one of its scheduled stops at Legislative Hall on May 1, 1974.

Approved May 14, 1974