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Date Posted: Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

Judy Johnson was born in Snow Hill, Maryland in 1899. His family relocated to Wilmington, Delaware in 1909. He is recognized as one of the best third basemen of the Negro Leagues, a competitor to the then-segregated Major League Baseball that was founded in 1920 and operated through the 1940s, featuring teams of all Black […]


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Date Posted: Thursday, May 2nd, 2024

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has an open archaeologist position for qualified, passionate candidates. Archaeologists with SHPO assist the public and other organizations to protect Delaware’s archaeological resources. See the full job description below. Apply here!


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Date Posted: Wednesday, April 24th, 2024

The historic Scott A.M.E. Zion Church has officially been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


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Date Posted: Wednesday, April 24th, 2024

Hundreds of area students visited the John Dickinson Plantation this spring to learn about the importance of water throughout history.


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Date Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2024

The Friends of Cooch’s Bridge Historic Site have been recognized for their dedication as one of the 2024 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Award honorees.


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Date Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2024

The Collections Program at the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs holds thousands of stories that can be told through historic objects, some of which are hair jewelry. The practice of making jewelry and decorations from hair has appeared throughout human history, though it is most known today for its association with 19th century mourning […]


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Date Posted: Friday, April 19th, 2024

A PBS film crew recently visited the New Castle Court House Museum and Cooch’s Bridge Historic Site for an upcoming episode of Travels with Darley.


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Date Posted: Thursday, April 18th, 2024

See the varied colors of recent native planting projects taking root at sites like Belmont Hall and the annual blossoming of tulips along the coast in Lewes as spring arrives at Delaware’s historic sites.


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Date Posted: Friday, March 22nd, 2024

A new website featuring 131 names shares the stories of the enslaved, indentured, freedom-seeking and free Black people who lived, worked and died at and near the John Dickinson Plantation.


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Date Posted: Wednesday, March 20th, 2024

Many of Delaware’s historic sites have political connections, including as polling places in the past and today.


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