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John Dickinson Plantation named a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

A Site of Conscience is a place of memory that confronts both the history of what happened there and its contemporary legacies.




Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation meeting to take place remotely on Feb. 24, 2021

Board to review National Register nomination for the African Union Church and Cemetery of Iron Hill.




John Dickinson Plantation to add area of reflection for visitors

Project supported, in part, by a $5,000 grant from
the National Trust for Historic Preservation.




Honor Dr. King’s legacy with service to the community

People urged to reach out to fellow community members in need through safe, virtual or socially distanced ways.




Video explores the lives of four enslaved people and an abolitionist

Created in celebration of Delaware Day which honors the anniversary of Delaware becoming the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on Dec. 7, 1787.




“Delaware Day 2020 — Expanding the Delaware Story”

Videos explore the lives of four enslaved individuals and an abolitionist.




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.




Last Delaware whipping post removed from public display

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, […]




Women’s history celebrated at division museums during March 2020

Six special programs held in celebration of National Women’s History Month.





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