Video explores genetic background of eight white and three Black people who lived at Avery’s Rest, a 17th century Delaware homestead
Research helps provide a greater understanding of the early colonial history of European and African persons in Delaware.
Artifact placed in storage pending development of future exhibits.
We support the elimination of racial injustice, racism, discrimination, and exclusionary history. We believe that Black lives matter.
We strive to practice inclusive history. History is not a series of one-sided, happy stories. It is a combination of uncomfortable truths, differing perspectives, and difficult narratives. At the John Dickinson Plantation in Dover, for example, we tell the story of the enslaved, indentured, and free Black men, women, and children who worked, and died, […]
Six special programs held in celebration of National Women’s History Month.
CORRECTION–“African Americans on the Eastern Shore” lecture at Lewes Public Library on Feb. 15, 2020
Due to high demand, program moved from Zwaanendael Museum to the Lewes Public Library.
Highlights include programs on Black leaders in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, African Americans on the Eastern Shore and screenings of the three-part “American Epic” which explores how the ordinary people of America were given the opportunity to make records for the first time.
Highlights include a program on William Penn’s role in the founding of Dover, activities celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and a concert by CoroAllegro.
Employee had a nearly ten-year career at The Old State House.
State Historic Preservation Office announces Delaware’s newest listings in the National Register of Historic Places
New listings include the Downtown Harrington Historic District, the Richard Allen School and the Taylor’s Bridge School.
Ron Whittington to portray Hall of Famer William “Judy” Johnson at the New Castle Court House Museum on July 20, 2019
Program explores the history of the Negro baseball leagues prior to Jackie Robinson’s breaking of the color barrier in the major leagues.