“Details in Delaware” is a history-informed collaboration between Kara A. Briggs, an architectural historian with the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs State Historic Preservation Office, and Desiree May, the Division’s social media lead, to bring some interesting Delaware history facts and preservation information to the forefront.

The idea is to showcase the diversity of what the Division does, while also highlighting unique architectural features and landmarks to educate the public. Check out more interesting details like these by visiting the Division on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!


When climbing the attic stairs up to the small doorway leading to the roof and cupola of the New Castle County Court House Museum, the observant eye will experience the fun find of “Historic Graffiti.” Scrawled on the handrail are varied names and dates ranging from 1884 to 1957 (not all pictured here).

When climbing the attic stairs up to the small doorway leading to the roof and cupola of the New Castle County Court House Museum, the observant eye will experience the fun find of “Historic Graffiti.” Scrawled on the handrail are varied names and dates ranging from 1884 to 1957 (not all pictured here).

And don’t forget the Division also has a podcast with many episodes exploring fascinating details about Delaware history. Check it out at history.delaware.gov/podcast.