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‘Five Stories’ explores the lives of people who lived and worked at the John Dickinson Plantation

Dickinson family members, tenant farmers, tradesmen, free Blacks, indentured servants and enslaved individuals are featured.




Division to sponsor 18 special events during April 2017

Highlights include the Slave Dwelling Project, America’s Founding Fathers and Mothers, and programs on Delaware’s Dutch heritage.




Harriet Tubman Day to be celebrated on March 11, 2017

Events to be held at the Delaware History Museum and Friends Meeting House in Wilmington.




Division to sponsor 14 free programs during March 2017

Highlights include events celebrating National Women’s History Month and National Harriet Tubman Day.




PROGRAM RESCHEDULED–‘Listen Up! African-American History’ program at Dover, Del.’s Old State House rescheduled from Feb. 4 to March, 11, 2017

Program features local youth performing their own spoken-word compositions that bring to light the history of Delaware’s African-Americans and women.




African American History Month programs among 16 special events at division museums in February 2017

Highlights include African-American life at the John Dickinson Plantation in the 18th century, a program on jazz pianist “Fats” Waller, and a presentation on historic properties listed in the National Register since the 1980s that are significant to African-American communities throughout the state.




St. Paul AME Church in Harrington added to the National Register of Historic Places

Church has served Harrington’s Black community since 1895.




Division to sponsor eight free programs during January 2017

Highlights include Prohibition in Delaware, patriotic music during World War I and culinary traditions of Sussex County.




‘Listen Up!’: How About Something Different?

Program took place between April 16, 2016 and April 8, 2017.




Division to sponsor 13 special programs during May 2016

Highlights of the month include programs on the saving of The Old State House, a symposium on the early Colonial archaeology of the Delaware Valley region and the Zwaanendael Maritime Celebration.