Anniversary Events

In honor of the 250th anniversary of Dickinson's letters the State of Delaware, the John Dickinson Plantation & other organizations throughout the state will be hosting events, lectures, and programs at their respective sites. Unless otherwise noted, all events listed here are free and open to the public.


Stories of African-American History From St. Jones Neck

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10-11:30 AM

Learn about the free and enslaved African-Americans who lived on the John Dickinson Plantation through this document workshop. Participants will read copies of 18th century documents to investigate the lives of the free and enslaved people who lived on the Plantation.

John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901

Stories of African-American History from St. Jones Neck at the John Dickinson Plantation

John Dickinson: Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 11 AM - 12 PM

A discussion between Governor John Carney, John Sweeney, and retired Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland about the impact of the Farmer’s Letters.

Delaware Public Archives, 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North, Dover, DE 19901

Discussion with Gov. John C. Carney at the Delaware Public Archives

John Dickinson Plantation Events

  • Bayberry Candle Workshop

    Program in partnership with the St. Jones Reserve. Workshop on learning about bayberries and dipping bayberry candles.

    • Saturday, November 18, 2017
    • 10 a.m-12:00 p.m. or 1-3 p.m.
    • John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901
  • Handmade for the Holidays
    Potpourri Satchet Making

    Seasonal program in which visitors can create a satchet with herbs and spices.

  • Handmade for the Holidays
    Tile Design

    Seasonal program in which visitors can design a tile for the holidays.

  • Demonstrations by the Thistledown Fiber Arts Guild

    Program explores spinning, weaving, knitting and other fabric arts.

  • Handmade for the Holidays
    Paper Quilling

    Seasonal program in which visitors will create a gift tag with paper quilling.

  • Handmade for the Holidays
    Holiday Card

    Seasonal program in which visitors can design a holiday card with stencils.