An archive of historic-preservation-related articles compiled from the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs and the media.

Madeline Dunn on 45+ years with the division
Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, Dover, Del. — Nov. 19, 2021
Veteran employee discusses her career and changes at the agency and the National Register.

Advocacy for historic preservation tax credits
Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, Dover, Del. — Nov. 18, 2021
Preservation enhancements proposed as part of Build Back Better legislation that is being debated in Congress.

Reflections on PastForward 2021
Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, Dover, Del. — Nov. 17, 2021
Inclusive History Researcher Carolanne Deal shares her thoughts on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s virtual conference.

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.

Historic preservation grants available
Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, Dover, Del. — Oct. 14, 2021
National Park Service applications due in December 2021 and January 2022. Delaware Preservation Fund applications due Dec. 17, 2021.

Iron Hill area church added to National Register
Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, Dover, Del. — Oct. 4, 2021
African Union Church and Cemetery of Iron Hill, located southwest of Newark, Del., listed on Sept. 9, 2021.

Preservation Delaware 2021 Conference
Preservation Delaware, Lewes
Historic-preservation-related sessions to be held virtually, via Zoom, from Oct. 21 to 23, 2021.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Brown v. Board of Education Site Expansion Act
National Trust for Historic Preservation Resource Library, Washington, D.C. — June 2, 2021
Testimony in support of legislation that would create National Park Service Affiliated Areas in Delaware, Virginia, and the District of Columbia for sites associated with the Brown v. Board of Education case.

Archaeologist 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.

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.

Alice Guerrant honored with award
Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, Dover, Del. — May 10, 2021
Former division archaeologist named Delaware Department of State Employee of the Fourth Quarter.

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.

Statement from the National Trust Condemning Race-Based Hatred, Violence, and Misinformation
National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, D.C. — March 22, 2021
Support declared for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in the wake of recent attacks.

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

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.

Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation meeting to take place remotely on Feb. 24, 2021
Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, Dover, Del. — Feb. 10, 2021
Board to review National Register nomination for the African Union Church and Cemetery of Iron Hill.

Division welcomes architectural historian … and bids farewell to long-time archaeologist
Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, Dover, Del. — Jan. 27, 2021
Hello to Emily Whaley; thanks to Alice Guerrant for decades of service.

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