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Take a seaside vacation—and see where Delaware’s modern history began

Delaware’s Atlantic Ocean resorts offer a wide variety of historical attractions including Swanendael, the site of Delaware’s first European settlement.




First State National Historical Park to be created

Legislation passed in Congress in December 2014; awaiting President Obama’s signature.




‘An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware’ exhibit closed on Dec. 7, 2014

EXHIBIT CLOSED on Dec. 7, 2014.




Oliver Berliner, grandson of the inventor of the phonograph, to speak at the Johnson Victrola Museum

Oct. 4, 2014 program to focus on one of the pioneers in the music industry: Emile Berliner.




‘Stealing Freedom Along the Mason Dixon Line: The Story of Elkton Slave Catcher and Kidnapper Thomas McCreary’

Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware lecture to take place on Oct. 27, 2014.




‘The Civil Rights Movement in Delaware: Its History—Its Legacy’

Symposium to take place in Dover on Oct. 2 and 3, 2014.




‘Emeline Hawkins: Her Journey from Slavery to Freedom on the Underground Railroad’ exhibit closed on July 23, 2017

Exhibit closed on July 23, 2017




‘Simple Machines’ display at the John Dickinson Plantation

Display focuses on the six simple machines (inclined plane, screw, wedge, pulley, lever, and wheel and axle) that constitute the elementary building blocks of which many more-complicated machines are composed.




Exhibit ‘Delaware and the War of 1812’ closed on March 19, 2016

EXHIBIT CLOSED March 19, 2016.




‘A Seaborne Citizenry: The DeBraak and Its Atlantic World’ exhibit at the Zwaanendael Museum

Exhibit explores His Majesty’s Sloop of War DeBraak, a British warship that was capsized and lost off the Delaware coast on May 25, 1798.