An archive of Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs preservation- and Delaware history-related articles in the media:

Delaware’s history as part of the Underground Railroad to be preserved in new museum
News Journal, Wilmington, Del. — Aug. 11, 2022
Historic farmhouse at Brecknock Park in Camden, Del. to house the facility.

Underground Railroad Superhero Day scheduled for Fort Christina Park this weekend
Delaware Public Media, Dover, Del. — Aug. 5, 2022
Harriet Tubman and Thomas Garret among historical figures being celebrated.

Enlighten Me: Preserving the 180-year-old Buttonwood home
Delaware Public Media, Dover, Del. — Aug. 5, 2022
New Castle property faces ‘demolition by neglect.”

Fall for Our History promotion shines spotlight on southern Delaware history attractions and activities
Delaware Public Media, Dover, Del. — Aug. 2, 2022
Article includes info of the Zwaanendael Museum.

Another Favorite Local Building is a Tribute to African-American History
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. — July 27, 2022
Nassau School outside Lewes was built by industrialist Pierre S. du Pont to educate Black students during the segregation era.

Delaware Tree that Witnessed Council of War to be Memorialized
WBOC TV, Salisbury, Md. — July 25, 2022
300-year-old sycamore at Hale-Byrnes House played host to George Washington in 1777.

Lewes, Delaware
WorldAtlas, online — July 25, 2022
Article includes info on the Zwaanendael Museum.

Ghost Towns in Delaware That You Can Visit
Philly Bite, Philadelphia, Pa. — July 21, 2022
Article includes info on the Swanendael settlement in Lewes.

13 Charming Small Towns in Delaware
PureWow, online — July 18, 2022
Article includes info on historic New Castle.

Learn some Delaware history at these 5 events in August
TownSquare Live, online, Del. — July 18, 2022
Division programs highlighted.

Shipwrecks Along Delaware’s Coast Reveal Secrets Under the Sea
Delaware Today, Wilmington, Del. — July 18, 2022
Article includes info on the DeBraak and Roosevelt Inlet shipwrecks.

The future of Delaware’s history
WDEL Radio, Wilmington, Del. — July 14, 2022
Podcast featuring an interview with division Director Suzanne Savery.

Governor Carney Appoints Four New Members to Delaware Humanities’ Board of Directors
NewsBreak, online — July 6, 2022
Devon Filicicchia, the Zwaanendael Museum’s lead interpreter, among the appointees.

Historic Achmester estate falls victim to ‘demolition-by-neglect’
Delaware Public Media, Dover, Del. — July 1, 2022
Middletown property set to be demolished.

Delmarva Discovery Tours of Milford offers eco-history tours
Tours include stops at the Milford Museum and Abbott’s Mill.

Milford eco-tour highlights Mispillion River
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. — July 12, 2022

Delmarva History EcoTour
WRDE TV, Milton, Del. — July 6, 2022

Forgotten Founder
Cooperative Living, Glen Allen, Va. — July 2022 issue
Article on John Dickinson.

New Castle, Delaware, boasts plenty of sites to appeal to history buffs
Lancaster Online, Lancaster, Pa. — June 28, 2022
Article includes info on the New Castle Court House Museum.

New Castle Court House Museum reopens to public after installation of fire sprinkler system
Delaware Public Media, Dover Del. — June 22, 2022
Site had been closed since Dec. 31, 2021.

“A River Runs Through It” Tour great way to learn about the Mispillion
Milford LIVE, online, Del. — June 20, 2022
Tours include a stop at the Milford Museum and Abbott’s Mill.

Richard Allen School preservation efforts start strong
Delaware State News, Dover, Del. June 20, 2022
$100,000 in federal funds to help restore historic school which educated Black children during segregation era.

HMS DeBraak was found in Lewes 37 years ago
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. — June 14, 2022
British warship sank in 1798.

Delaware blows out 246 birthday candles as Separation Day returns after two years
News Journal, Wilmington, Del. — June 10, 2022
Event included activities at the New Castle Court House Museum.

As Gibraltar decays, Delaware says it’s ‘never had to enforce’ conservation easements
News Journal, Wilmington, Del. — June 8, 2022
Historic property in a state of serious deterioration.

Old Swedes to hold its first Swedish summer festival
TownSquare Live, online, Del. — June 8, 2022
Historic church is a component of the First State National Historical Park.

State to host free New Castle history camp for kids
TownSquare Live, online, Del. — June 3, 2022
Camp will spotlight the storied past of one of America’s most historic towns.

New director for the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
Suzanne Savery to lead agency beginning July 1, 2022.

Personnel file: June 30, 2001
Delaware Business Now, Newark, Del. — June 30, 2022

New director appointed for Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs
Coastal Point, Ocean View, Del. — June 28, 2022

Mayor proposes new idea to save, renovate historic Gibraltar mansion. Would it work?
News Journal, Wilmington, Del. — May 31, 2022
Property in a state of serious deterioration.

Learn some Delaware history at these 4 programs in June
TownSquare Live, online, Del. — May 30, 2022
Article on the division’s June programming.

Historic Manor in Camden to become abolition museum with help from federal funds
WMDT TV, Salisbury, Md. — May 27, 2022
Goggin Manor House to be converted into the Kent County Historical and Underground Railroad Museum.

Exploring Delaware’s Green roots in redware pottery
Delaware Public Media, Dover — May 20, 2022
Article on the division’s collection of redware pottery manufactured by Charles Green of Smyrna, Del. in the late 1780s.

Delaware History Trail relaunches with new locations added
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. — May 9, 2022
Interactive, online site spotlights 29 culturally significant locations throughout the state.

Museum opens African American exhibit
Milford LIVE, Del. — May 9, 2022
Milford Museum exhibit highlights the contributions African Americans have made to the growth of the town.

Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs finds new home in downtown Dover
Delaware Public Media, Dover — May 5, 2022
Agency recently moved to Richardson Hall at 29 N. State St.

Delmarva Discovery Tours of Milford to offer eco-history tours
Tours would focus on history along the Mispillion River.

New history, eco-tour will focus on Mispillion River’s importance
TownSquare LIVE, online — May 27, 2022

New History Eco-Tours Now Being Offered in Milford, Delaware
Milford LIVE, online, Del. — May 26, 2022

Three Delaware schools to be affiliated with Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park
Sites played an important role in the Supreme Court’s ruling that outlawed school segregation.

Now a historic site, Hockessin’s former segregated school celebrated on Brown v. Board of Education Day
WHYY, Wilmington, Del. — May 18, 2022

Three historic Delaware schools gain national attention for their role in landmark court case
Delaware Public Media, Dover, Del. — May 18, 2022

Delaware played a big role in Brown v. Board of Education. So did this Hockessin school
News Journal, Wilmington, Del. — May 17, 2022

Biden signs bill to expand Topeka’s Brown vs Board historic site
Salina Post, Kan. — May 14, 2022

Articles on Lewes Maritime Day celebration on May 21, 2022
Activities to explore Lewes’ seafaring heritage including programs at the Zwaanendael Museum.

Programs to explore 1798 sinking of HMS DeBraak May 21
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. — May 17, 2022

Lewes Maritime Day celebration set May 21 at Canalfront Park
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. — May 16, 2022

Spotlight on Lewes, Del.
Articles include information on the Zwaanendael Museum.

10 Best Small Towns In Delaware For A Weekend Escape
WorldAtlas.com, online — May 12, 2022

Lovely Lewes
USA Today Northeast Go Escape, Mclean, Va. — May 2022

Shedding light on ‘Segregated Sands’
Delaware Beach Life, Rehoboth Beach — May 2022 issue
Article on the Zwaanendael Museum’s digital exhibit on Delaware’s segregated beaches during the Jim Crow era. Go to page 11.

Elementary students Make A Splash for the environment
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. — April 25, 2022
John Dickinson Plantation is a co-sponsor of the event.

Learn some Delaware history at these 7 events in May
TownSquare Live, online, Del. — April 19, 2022
Article on the division’s May 2022 programs.

Delaware Has An Entire Museum Dedicated To Victrolas And It’s As Awesome As You’d Think
OnlyInYourState, online — April 18, 2022
Article on Dover’s Johnson Victrola Museum.

Retracing Harriet Tubman’s Steps to Freedom Across Delaware
Delaware Today, Wilmington — April 18, 2022
Philadelphia man retraces Underground Railroad route.

Sen. Carper touts First State National Historical Park at renovation announcement
Delaware Public Media, Dover — April 15, 2022
$5.4 million plan to renovate Old New Castle’s historic Sheriff’s House.

Bookmark This Guide to Delaware’s Must-See Museums
Delaware Today, Wilmington — April 13, 2022
Article includes info on all five division museums and Woodburn

Kalmar Nyckel Foundation launches program focused on Underground Railroad
Delaware Public Media, Dover — April 13, 2022
Program to include student field trips to Fort Christina National Historic Landmark.

Tour New Castle’s historic Buena Vista mansion, grounds
TownSquare Live, online, Del. — April 11, 2022
Free one-day-only affair showcases one of Delaware’s most historic estates.

Zwaanendael Museum
The 302, MeTV2, Wilmington, Del. — April 5, 2022
Television segment on the museum that commemorates Delaware’s first European colony, Swanendael, established by the Dutch in 1631.

Commentary: Women’s history matters, even when it’s difficult to find
Delaware State News, Dover — April 1, 2022
Written by Annie Fenimore, lead interpreter at the John Dickinson Plantation.

Milford Museum brings council up to date
Milford Live, online, Del. — March 31, 2022
Executive Director Claudia Leister details museum’s progress over the past year.

15 Best Things to Do in Dover, DE
Travellens, online — March 24, 2022
Article includes information on the Johnson Victrola Museum and Old State House.

Commentary: Cookbooks document the history of women’s lives
Delaware State News, Dover — March 24, 2022
By Kimberly Fritsch of the New Castle Court House Museum.

Take the Road Less Traveled Through Delaware’s Bayshore Byway
Delaware Today, Wilmington — March 16, 2022
Article includes info on the John Dickinson Plantation.

Lewes net reel must move
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. — March 15, 2022
Division director Tim Slavin testified on the city’s historic preservation process.

This Guide to Delaware’s Summer Camps Offers Fun for Every Child
Delaware Today, Wilmington March 7, 2022
Includes the New Castle History Camp from July 25 to 29, 2022 which explores the town’s storied history with activities at New Castle museums, historic sites, library and the First State National Park.

Hockessin Colored School Prepares for Its New Future
Delaware Today, Wilmington — March 4, 2022
School educated students of color during the segregation era.

Milford Museum expands Black History exhibit
Milford LIVE, online, Del. — March 2, 2022
Housed in the town’s former post office, the museum is a division-owned property administered by the City of Milford.

Articles on “Navigating Delaware’s Underground Railroad Network”
Kalmar Nyckel’s new classroom program explores the many routes freedom seekers traveled, by land and water. Portion of the program will be held at the Fort Christina National Historic Landmark.

Kalmar Nyckel Foundation Launches New Classroom Program Five Ways to Freedom: Navigating Delaware’s Underground Railroad Network
WITN TV, Wilmington, Del. — March 14, 2022

Kalmar Nyckel’s Underground Railroad class focuses on travel options
TownSquare Live, online — March 14, 2022

 

Delaware Bay breakwaters were marvels in their day
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. — Feb. 25, 2022
Delaware Breakwater-East End and Harbor of Refuge lighthouses are located on Lewes’ breakwaters.

8 Reasons to Drive to Wilmington, Delaware
Thrillist, online — Feb. 22, 2022
Article includes mention of the New Castle Court House Museum as a stop of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway.

Delaware to celebrate Women’s History Month with historical events
Town Square LIVE, online, Del. — Feb. 22, 2022
Programs commemorate the historical contributions of women in the First State.

Milford’s political star: John M. Clayton
Milford LIVE!, Del. — Feb. 17, 2022
Clayton served the United States as a secretary of state and senator. His home, Buena Vista, is now a conference center administered by the division.

A legacy of hope: Celebrating Harriet Tubman’s 200th birthday in Maryland and beyond
Baltimore Sun, Md. — Feb. 10. 2022
Article includes link to Harriet Tubman Byway sites in Delaware

Old State House in Dover Hosts Exhibits Showcasing African American History
WBOC TV, Salisbury, Md. — Feb 8, 2022
TV segment explores the museum’s displays and the division’s overall February 2022 programming

Zwaanendael Museum seeks volunteers for ‘Recapturing Black Beaches’
Delaware Public Media, Dover — Feb. 3, 2022
Article and radio interview with Zwaanendael Museum lead interpreter Kaitlyn Dykes about the museum’s oral history project that will gather info from visitors to segregated Delaware beaches during the Jim Crow era.

Articles on the new “Segregated Sands” virtual exhibit
Created by the Zwaanendael Museum, the online exhibit explores the history and stories of the Indigenous and African American experience at Delaware’s beaches during the Jim Crow era

History of Delaware’s segregated beaches explored in exhibit
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. — Feb. 9, 2022

New Black History Month Exhibit Shows Delaware Beach During Jim Crow Era
WRDE TV, Lewes, Del. — Feb. 9, 2022

Delaware puts emphasis on Black history
Delaware State News, Dover, Del. — Jan. 30, 2022
Undertakings at John Dickinson Plantation and Zwaanendael Museum explored.

African American History Month programs to start Feb. 1
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. — Jan. 26, 2022
Division to sponsor five programs during February 2022.

New Castle Court House Museum closed for sprinkler system installation
Delaware State News, Dover, Del. — Jan. 26, 2022
Fire suppressant system to be installed by spring 2022.

Following Harriet Tubman’s footsteps
Bethesda Magazine, Md. — Jan. 17, 2022
Author traveled the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway including a visit to the New Castle Court House Museum.

Articles about the Zwaanendael Museum’s “Recapturing Black Beaches: A Shared Story Project”
Oral history initiative designed to gather, memorialize and share stories about historically segregated Black and Indigenous beaches in Delaware.

Recapturing Black Beaches project seeks volunteers
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. — Jan. 12, 2022

Zwaanendael Museum seeking Delaware beach stories of people of color
Coastal Point, Ocean View, Del. — Jan. 11, 2022

Delaware Day Adventure continues through Dec. 12
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. — Dec. 6, 2021
Explore the division’s museums, learn and explore Delaware history, and submit photos to win a prize.

Enlighten Me: The John Dickinson Writings Project
Delaware Public Media, Dover, Del. — Dec. 3, 2021
Effort seeks to pull together the writings and correspondence of the “Penman of the Revolution.”

Articles on the temporary closure of the New Castle Court House Museum
Historic landmark closed from Dec. 31, 2021 through the spring of 2022 for the installation of a fire-suppressant sprinkler system.

New Castle Court House Museum to be closed for several months during installation of fire sprinkler system
Delaware Public Media, Dover, Del. — Dec. 18, 2021

New Castle Court House Museum to be closed through spring 2022
Townsquare Live, online — Dec. 15, 2021

Articles on future plans for Hockessin Colored School #107
Historic school educated Black children during the segregation era.

Delaware school in Brown v. Board of Education case to launch diversity and inclusion center
WHYY, Wilmington, Del. — Dec. 16, 2021

Hockessin Colored School #107 moves closer to starting its next chapter
Delaware Public Media, Dover, Del. — Dec. 14, 2021

Delaware’s Native American tribes acquire ancestral lands
Purchases aid Lenapé and Nanticoke tribes.

Nanticoke Indians gifted 30 acres of ancestral lands
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. — Dec. 10, 2021

Joining forces to restore ancestral lands to Nanticoke and Lenape tribes
WHYY, Wilmington, Del. — Dec. 6, 2021

Zwaanendael House: Lewes icon honors 300 years of failed Dutch settlement
Daily Times, Salisbury, Md. — Nov. 27, 2021
Article on the Zwaanendael Museum and the founding of the first European settlement in Delaware.

Historians seek to preserve legacy of those discovered at Dickinson Plantation African burial ground
Delaware Public Media, Dover — Nov. 19, 2021
Site likely the final resting place of several hundred enslaved and free African Americans.

New Castle Court House Museum
The 302, MeTV2, Wilmington, Del. — Nov. 16, 2021
Television segment on the National Historic Landmark, built in 1732, that served as Delaware’s first court and state capitol.

Interviews gather the history of DuPont Schools
Bay to Bay News, Dover, Del. — Nov. 14, 2021
Schools educated Black children during the segregation era.

Lewes BOA upholds city’s position on net reel
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. — Nov. 5, 2021
Town’s historic preservation commission ruled that the menhaden fishing artifact must be removed from its current site.

Breathing new life into the site of Delaware’s only Revolutionary War battlefield
WHYY, Philadelphia, Pa. — Nov. 4, 2021
Community group has big plans for the Cooch’s Bridge property.

More than just a battlefield: The future of Cooch’s Bridge
Delaware Public Media, Dover — Oct. 29, 2021
Historic site south of Newark was the location of the only Revolutionary War land battle in Delaware.

A New Discovery!
Teleduction, Wilmington, Del. — Oct. 23, 2021
Video interview with Gloria Henry, site supervisor of the John Dickinson Plantation, about the recent discovery of an African burial ground at the site.

Mysteries of History tombstone tour reservations due Oct. 29
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. — Oct. 11, 2021
Walking tours explore the unusual tombstones of St. Peter’s cemetery in Lewes.

“My Dear Douglass” documentary to air in November
MilfordLIVE, Del. — Oct. 8, 2021
Johnson Victrola Museum to air film on Leon Forrest Douglass, a pioneer in the recorded-music and motion picture industries.

Articles on guided visitation to the African burial ground at the John Dickinson Plantation
Programs explore the experiences of the enslaved and free Black people who lived, labored and died on the site.

Guided Visitation Opens Sacred Ground to the Public
WBOC-TV, Salisbury, Md. — Oct. 5, 2021

‘Sacred ground’: Dickinson enslaved burial site uncovers the past
Delaware State News, Dover — Oct. 4, 2021

Tours at Dickinson plantation now take visitors to slave burial sites
Townsquare Live, online — Sept. 29, 2021
Programs explore the experiences of the enslaved and free African Americans who lived, labored and died on the John Dickinson Plantation.

Big future for Cooch’s Bridge
Newark Life, Del. — Sept. 28, 2021
New state-run museum planned for the site of the only Revolutionary War land battle fought in Delaware.

13 Facts About the 13 Colonies
The History Channel, New York, N.Y. — Sept. 23, 2021
Article features info on Delaware’s founding history.

Historic Hockessin Colored School #107 being preserved, transformed into diversity center
WPVI TV 6, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sept. 16, 2021
School educated students of color during the segregation era.

Commentary: State’s link to fishing industry is significant
Delaware State News, Dover — Sept. 10, 2021
Editorial by Dr. Ed Hale who conducted a program on the subject at Delaware’s Chautauqua on Sept. 9, 2021.

Rally organizers say: ‘Keep the net reel here’
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. — Sept. 10, 2021
Lewes historic preservation commission ruled that the menhaden fishing artifact must be removed from its current site.

What to Do in Old New Castle: A Day Trip Guide to the Delaware Town
Delaware Today, Wilmington — Sept. 10, 2021
Article includes information on the New Castle Court House Museum, among others.

Milford Museum plans walking history tours
Milford LIVE, Del. — Sept. 8, 2021
Tours on Sept. 25 and Oct. 1, 2021 explore the history of the city’s downtown area.

Articles on the transfer of 21 The Green in Dover to the Biggs Museum
Museum will expand its public and educational offerings; Division to relocate to Richardson Hall at 29 N. State St.

State donates Dover building to Biggs art museum
Delaware Business Now, Newark — Sept. 27, 2021

Biggs Museum gets building from State of Delaware
Delaware Public Media, Dover — Sept. 25, 2021

Biggs Museum given historic building on Dover Green
Delaware LIVE, online — Sept. 22, 2021

Top 7 U.S. Coastal Destinations To Avoid The Crowds
Travel Off Path, online — Aug. 16, 2021
Article notes Lewes’ Zwaanendael Museum.

Enlighten Me: Newark Union Cemetery
Delaware Public Media, Dover — Aug. 6, 2021
Founded in the late 17th century, the cemetery and its associated church were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2020.

Progress made on Newark Union Church restoration
Delaware Public Media, Dover — Aug. 6, 2021
Built in 1845, the property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2020.

Keeping the Faith
Delaware Today, Wilmington, Del. — Aug. 2, 2021
Baptist congregation embraces its church building’s deep roots as the former heart of Wilmington’s Ukrainian community.

Articles on the U.S. Postal Service stamp featuring the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse
96-year old beacon lies in the Atlantic Ocean off Lewes, Del.

Harbor of Refuge marker lives forever on a stamp
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. — Aug. 20, 2021

Carper, USPS unveil Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse Forever Stamp
Coastal Point, Ocean View, Del. — Aug. 16, 2021

Some ‘light’ news — Lewes landmark featured in national USPS campaign
WDEL Radio, Wilmington, Del. — Aug. 16, 2021

USPS Issues Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses Stamps
AllOnGeorgia, online — Aug. 9, 2021

 

There’s something for everyone at Delaware’s beautiful beaches
USA Today–10Best, McLean, Va. — July 29, 2021
Article includes info on the Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes.

Prince George’s Chapel reopens
WMDT TV 47, Salisbury, Md. — July 25, 2021
18th century Dagsboro site reopens after 16-month closure.

Take a Trip Through Delaware’s History at These Seven Iconic Sites
Delaware Today, Wilmington — July 22, 2021
Article includes info on the Delaware Breakwater-East End Lighthouse, John Dickinson Plantation and The Old State House.

Picking up the preservation baton at Newark Union Church and Cemetery
Delaware Public Media, Dover — July 9, 2021
Built in 1845, the property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2020.

Hale-Byrnes House
The 302, MeTV2, Wilmington, Del. — June 29, 2021
Television segment on the Stanton, Del. house where Gen. George Washington held a council of war on Sept. 6, 1777.

Historic tombstones stolen from Greenwood cemetery
News Journal, Wilmington, Del. — June 16, 2021
Thefts discovered on June 15, 2021.

Renovated East End Lighthouse off Lewes again welcoming tours
Town Square Delaware, online — June 7, 2021
Tours led by Cape Water Tours.

Backtrack: Six Delaware locations that are tied to Underground Railroad
News Journal, Wilmington, Del. — May 26, 2021
Article includes information on The Old State House in Dover.

Abbott’s Mill plans 40th anniversary celebration
Milford LIVE, Del. — May 13, 2021
Historic site to thank the community on May 22, 2021 for 40 years of support.

Archeologist honored for his work researching Cooch’s Bridge Battlefield
Newark Post, Del. — May 13, 2021
Wade Catts receives History Award Medal from the Cooch’s Bridge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

John Dickinson Plantation
The 302, MeTV2, Wilmington, Del. — May 13, 2021
Television segment on the Dover, Del. home of one of the founding fathers of the United States and “Penman of the Revolution.”

Johnson Victrola Museum
The 302, MeTV2, Wilmington, Del. — May 13, 2021
Television segment on the Dover, Del. museum that chronicles the development of the sound recording industry and the achievements of E.R. Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company.

New Castle County moves to protect historic properties it buys
Delaware Public Media, Dover — May 12, 2021
Measure requires county to rezone, with a historic overlay, any eligible properties it purchases.

Historical video explores free and enslaved Black life in Delaware
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. —May 8, 2021
Video explores anti-slavery activity in Delaware in the late-18th century and the subsequent passage of repressive legislation targeting free Blacks in the 19th century.

Zwaanendael Museum history programs to start May 6
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. — April 24, 2021
Five programs to be featured including the “History Unearthed” archaeology series.

Upgrades finished at George Read House
Delaware Public Media, Dover, Del. — April 23, 2021
Mechanical work completed at National Historic Landmark in New Castle.

Wilmington’s historic Brown House gets a reprieve
Delaware Public Media, Dover, Del. — April 23, 2021
National-Register-listed property was built circa 1820.

Slave burial ground discovery at Dickinson Plantation comes with ‘heavy responsibility’
News Journal, Wilmington, Del. — April 1, 2021
Site likely to hold the remains of enslaved African Americans.

Delaware route designated National Scenic Byway
Historic New Castle and John Dickinson Plantation are stops along the way.

Bayshore Byway gains national designation
Cape Gazette, Lewes, Del. —April 29, 2021

Delaware Bayshore Byway designated as National Scenic Byway
Coastal Point, Ocean View, Del. — April 27, 2021

Del. Bayshore Byway Gets Federal Designation
WGMD Radio, Rehoboth Beach, Del. — April 23, 2021 

Tough, touching stories of human rights at Dickinson Plantation
Delaware Live, online — March 11, 2021
Museum programs include an exploration of the lives of enslaved people, indentured servants and free Blacks.

13 Best Things To Do In Charming New Castle, Delaware
Travel Awaits, online — March 1, 2021
Article includes a spotlight on the New Castle Court House Museum.

Articles on burial ground identified at John Dickinson Plantation
Site likely to hold the remains of enslaved African Americans.

Burial ground identified at John Dickinson Plantation in Dover
Delaware Public Media, Dover, Del. — March 28, 2021

Graves of Enslaved People Discovered on Founding Father’s Delaware Plantation
Smithsonian Magazine, Washington, D.C. — March 26, 2021

Burial Ground Discovered on John Dickinson Plantation
WBOC TV, Salisbury, Md. — March 25, 2021

How historic burial ground at Dickinson plantation was found; what’s next
Delaware Live, online — March 25, 2021

Human remains found on John Dickinson Plantation, believed to be from formerly enslaved people
WMDT-TV 47, Salisbury, Md. — March 24, 2021

‘This is sacred ground’: Archaeologists find likely burial ground for enslaved people at Dover plantation
WHYY-TV 12, Philadelphia, Pa. — March 24, 2021

Unearthing history: Graveyard found at Dickinson Plantation
Bay to Bay News, Dover, Del. — March 24, 2021

Articles on potential demolition of Wilmington’s Brown House
National-Register-listed property was built circa 1820.

Battlelines drawn in fight over preserving Wilmington’s historic Brown House
Delaware Public Media, Dover, Del. — March 26, 2021

The history of Wilmington’s Brown House
Delaware Public Media, Dover, Del. — March 26, 2021

The 2021 Ultimate Guide to Museums Throughout Delaware
Delaware Today, Wilmington — Feb. 22, 2021
Feature includes all five of the division’s museums.

COVID-19 pandemic shuts down Dover Days again in 2021
Delaware Public Media, Dover — Feb. 18, 2021
Celebration of Delaware history first held in 1933.

Historians voice concerns about warehouses planned for near Cooch’s Bridge site
Newark Post, Del. — Feb. 17, 2021
Native American and Revolutionary War archaeological sites threatened.

A piece of Browntown history in danger of being torn down
WDEL Radio, Wilmington, Del. — Feb. 16, 2021
National-Register-listed Dr. John Brown Mansion threatened.

New book takes readers on a fascinating journey through America’s formative years
Chester County Press, West Grove, Pa. — Feb. 15, 2021
Article notes Founding Fathers from Delaware — Gunning Bedford Jr., John Dickinson, Thomas McKean and Caesar Rodney.

New Exhibit at Milford Museum Reflects Technological Changes
Delaware State News, Dover — Feb. 13, 2021
“Then and Now” exhibit features objects owned by Milford residents through the city’s history to show how consumer goods, most of which are from the 20th century, have changed over time.

Work begins to reshape historic John Dickinson Plantation
Delaware Public Media, Dover — Feb. 12, 2021
Master plan to include trails, area of reflection and new visitor center.

Zwaanendael Museum Collecting Recyclable Plastic, Turning Bottles and Bags into a Bench
WRDE TV, Lewes, Del. — Jan. 13, 2021
Museum’s plastic recycling campaign will help create a recycled plastic bench for the museum.

Sarah McBride’s Neighborhood
The Cut, New York, N.Y. — Jan. 4, 2021
Article on the highest-¬ranking openly transgender elected official in the nation with photos shot in Dover’s Old State House

Articles on preservation efforts at Weldin House
Original section of division-owned property in north Wilmington was built in 1790.

Long-running efforts to forge a future for the Weldin House bear fruit
Delaware Public Media, Dover — Jan. 29, 2021

What does the future hold for the Weldin House?
Delaware Public Media, Dover — Jan. 29, 2021