Delaware Day 2020

Expanding the Delaware Day Story

Since 1933, the governors of Delaware have proclaimed December 7 as Delaware Day in honor of that day in 1787 when Delaware became the first state to ratify the federal Constitution, thus making Delaware the first state in the new nation. Traditionally, the five signers have been the focus of Delaware Day.

In 2020, the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is expanding the Delaware Day story by presenting video profiles on five different people who contributed to Delaware’s early history and whose stories also deserve to be told and preserved. One video will be released each day at 3 p.m. from December 2 to 7, 2020.

Race and Equity Statement:

Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Place HCA Race and Equity