The First State Heritage Park, 102 S. State St., Dover., will “Celebrate Summer” as the theme for the monthly First Saturday in the First State, June 1-2.

The First State Heritage Park, 102 S. State St., Dover., will “Celebrate Summer” as the theme for the monthly First Saturday in the First State, June 1-2.

The weekend begins with the Presbyterian Cemetery Lantern Tour, set for 8-9 p.m. June 1 at John Bell House, 43 The Green, Dover. Visit the Presbyterian Church of Dover’s cemetery by lantern light. Among the buried is Delaware’s statesman John M. Clayton and Revolutionary War martyr Col. John Haslet, who died at the Battle of Princeton in 1777. Tickets are $10, and space is limited. Call 739-9194 to register.

First Saturday in the First State programs and activities set for June 2 are:

— “The Invention of Childhood: Being a Kid in the 18th and 19th Centuries,” 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., John Bell House. Explore the evolution of childhood and kid culture through history.

— “A Capitol Experience”: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Legislative Hall, 411 Legislative Ave. Visit Legislative Hall, the building that has been home to the Delaware General Assembly since 1933. Photo ID is required for adults entering the building.

— Guided tours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., The Old State House, 25 The Green. 25 The Green. Tour this 1791 building that served as Delaware’s capitol until 1933.

— “Turn of the Century Inventors”: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Johnson Victrola Museum, 375 S. New St. Guided tours will focus on the late 19th and early 20th century inventors — Edison, Ford, Tesla, Bell, Johnson and Berliner — to learn of their contributions to the modern world.

— “Biggs Kids: Beach Buckets”: Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St. Kick off the lazy days of summer by making a beach bucket craft. For ages 5-10.

— Tours of the Governor’s House: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Woodburn: The Governor’s Mansion, 151 Kings Highway. Enjoy guided tours of the official residence of Delaware’s Governor since 1965, and Hall House, the governor’s guest house.

— “Trades of The Green” Walking Tour: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Meet at the John Bell House. Explore the skilled and unskilled trades once practiced on The Green in the past. Tours leave on the hour; last tour leaves at 3 p.m.

— “DuPont and the American Civil War”: 10:30 a.m., Delaware Public Archives, 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. DuPont was the nation’s most prominent black powder manufacturer on the eve of the Civil War. Lucas R. Clawson will examine the company’s role during the conflict.

— “Hands-On Archaeology: A Time Travelers Archaeology Month Event”: Noon to 3 p.m., John Bell House. Participate in an actual archaeological dig. Experience the thrill of discovery uncovering small pieces of Dover’s past. For ages 10 and older.

— “Delaware’s Forgotten Naval Hero: Jacob Jones”: 1 p.m., The Old State House. This historic theater program gives visitors an intimate view into the lives of Delaware’s two great naval heroes; one receives national acclaim, the other is forgotten.

— “The Once and Future Courthouse: Historic Kent County Courthouse, Courtroom No. 1”: Meet at the front steps of the Old Courthouse, 38 The Green. From the 1690s to the present, learn how this site transformed from a courthouse to a hotel and back again.

Admission to all park sites and programs is free.

For more, call 739-9194 or visit