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Division museums closed; public encouraged to engage with Delaware history via social media


In accordance with Gov. Carney’s declaration of a state of emergency, the five museums administered by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs were closed beginning on March 24, 2020 and their programs postponed until further notice. The state of emergency was declared in order to safeguard public health and help control the spread of the coronavirus.

Although the museums are closed, staff members are continuing to work and will be providing opportunities for the public to engage with Delaware history from home via social media.

The Zwaanendael Museum is now offering twice-weekly learning opportunities on its Facebook page.
Image from the John Dickinson Plantation Facebook page
Post on the John Dickinson Plantation Facebook page

Go to the following for information about the museums and for ways to interact with museum staff:

John Dickinson Plantation, Dover
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnDickinsonPlantation
Telephone: 302-739-3277
E-mail: gloria.henry@delaware.gov

Photo of the John Dickinson Plantation mansion house

Johnson Victrola Museum, Dover
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnsonVictrolaMuseum
Telephone: 302-739-3262
E-mail: nena.todd@delaware.gov

Displays at the Johnson Victrola Museum

New Castle Court House Museum
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewCastleCourtHouse
Telephone: 302-323-4453
E-mail: cynthia.snyder@delaware.gov

Photo of the New Castle Court House Museum

The Old State House, Dover
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theoldstatehouse
Telephone: 302-744-5404
E-mail: nena.todd@delaware.gov

Photo of the House of Representatives chamber in The Old State House

Zwaanendael Museum, Lewes
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zwaanendael
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zwaanendaelmuseum/
Telephone: 302-645-1148
E-mail: bridget.warner@delaware.gov

Photo of the Zwaanendael Museum

Gov. Carney’s state of emergency also applies to the Buena Vista conference center and other State-owned historical sites managed in partnership with community organizations.

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