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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.




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.




African American History Month programs spotlighted during February 2020

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.




Division to sponsor seven special events during January 2020

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.




Division bids farewell to historic-site interpreter Latecia Prophet

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.




Division to sponsor 11 special events during July 2019

Independence Day, baseball Hall-of-Famer William “Judy” Johnson and campfires at the John Dickinson Plantation to be featured.





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