Division-sponsored programs in January 2023

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be sponsoring five special programs during the month of January 2023. A full schedule is included below. Admission is free and open to the public, but reservations are required for some of the programs.

Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs programs, January 2023

Friday, Jan. 13, 2023
Concert by Meghan Cary. Singer/songwriter. Presented in partnership with the Delaware Friends of Folk. Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover. 7:30 p.m. 302-744-5054 or mailto:OSHmuseum@delaware.gov.

Photo of Meghan Cary
Meghan Cary

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023
“Welcome to the Zwaanendael Museum.” Virtual introduction highlighting what the Zwaanendael Museum does and what to expect in 2023. Program streamed live via Zoom. 4 p.m. Free but registration required and only available by clicking here. 302-645-1148 or mailto:zmuseum@delaware.gov.

Photo of the Zwaanendael Museum
Zwaanendael Museum

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2023
Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation meeting.
Agenda to include review of National Register nomination of the Rockwood Estate Historic District in New Castle County for submission to the National Park Service for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Delaware Center for Material Culture, 1351 W. North St., Dover. People interested in virtually participating in the meeting can join online via Zoom by clicking here. 10 a.m.–Noon. 302-736-7406.

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023
“Ending Erasure: The African Burial Ground at the John Dickinson Plantation.”
Program in which Vertie Lee, Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ curator of education, and Gloria Henry, site supervisor of the John Dickinson Plantation, discuss the site that is believed to be the final resting place for enslaved and free Black men, women and children who died on the Plantation. Kent County Public Library, 497 S. Red Haven Lane, Dover. 6:30 p.m. Free, but due to space restrictions, reservations required by clicking here. 302-744-1919.

Friday, Jan. 27, 2023
“Well Seasoned Heirlooms.”
Virtual program in which historic site interpreter Kimberly Fritsch of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ New Castle Court House Museum shines a spotlight on the culinary practices, recipes and personalized cookbooks of women throughout Delaware history. In this episode, Fritsch will celebrate Chinese New Year and with it, the year of the rabbit which symbolizes longevity, peace and prosperity in Chinese culture. In addition to Delaware’s Chinese connection, the program will explore the history of The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Program streamed live via Zoom and on the New Castle Court House Museum’s Facebook page. Noon. Free but Zoom registration required and only available by clicking here. 302-323-4453 or mailto:NCCHmuseum@delaware.gov.

Administered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, the five museums of the State of Delaware — the John Dickinson Plantation, the Johnson Victrola Museum, the New Castle Court House Museum, The Old State House and the Zwaanendael Museum — tell the story of the First State’s contributions to the history and culture of the United States. Through tours, exhibits and special programs, the museums shine a spotlight on Delaware’s unique history and the diverse people who came to live there. The museums are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The New Castle Court House Museum and the John Dickinson Plantation are partner sites of the First State National Historical Park. The Old State House is located on the Dover Green, another partner site of the park. Go to the following for a long-term calendar of division-sponsored events.

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