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.
The Old State House, one of the five museums administered by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
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. Go to the following for information about the museums and for ways to interact with museum staff:
, Dover John Dickinson Plantation Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnDickinsonPlantation/ Telephone: 302-739-3277 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
, Dover Johnson Victrola Museum Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnsonVictrolaMuseum Telephone: 302-739-3262 E-mail: email@example.com
New Castle Court House Museum Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewCastleCourtHouse/ Telephone: 302-323-4453 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
, Dover The Old State House Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theoldstatehouse/ Telephone: 302-744-5404 E-mail: email@example.com
, Lewes Zwaanendael Museum Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zwaanendael Telephone: 302-645-1148 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.