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Schedule of Events, September 8, 2022

Zwaanendael Museum in-person and livestreamed on You Tube All programs are free and open to the public. Travelling Victrola Demonstration – 12:00 p.m. Join former historical interpreter Kay Powell as she demonstrates this old-fashioned music machine. Join this program in person at Zwaanendael Park next to the Zwaanendael Museum. “Hamilton, More Than a Musical” — […]




Schedule of Events, September 9, 2022

Zwaanendael Museum in-person and livestreamed on You Tube All programs are free and open to the public. Travelling Victrola Demonstration – 12:00 p.m. Join former historical interpreter Kay Powell as she demonstrates this old-fashioned music machine. Join this program in person at Zwaanendael Park next to the Zwaanendael Museum. “Rosedale Beach” — Lecture by Tamara Burks […]




Schooner Meerwald partners with Zwaanendael Museum to present programs and sailing trips during the summer of 2019

The vessel, New Jersey’s official tall ship, is a restored oyster-dredging schooner.




Seventeenth annual Delaware Day competition winners announced

Program encourages students to study the U.S. Constitution and Delaware’s role in its creation.




Students honored at 16th annual Delaware Day Fourth Grade Competition ceremony

Program encourages young people to study the U.S. Constitution.




Students honored for 2019 Delaware Day competition

On Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, more than 300 students, teachers and family members gathered at the Delaware Public Archives building in Dover for the presentation of awards for the 18th annual Delaware Day Fourth Grade Competition. Earlier in the school year, Delaware Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock invited fourth grade teachers throughout the state to […]




Submit photos — and win prizes — during the Delaware Day Adventure, Dec. 3–12, 2021

Explore the division’s museums, learn and explore Delaware history, and submit photos to win a prize.




Sussex Gardeners deck the halls of the Zwaanendael Museum

Holiday display through December 2016 features preserved flowers, fruit, evergreen branches and other plant material.




Sussex Gardeners to decorate Zwaanendael Museum for the holidays

Decorations presented in conjunction with the Lewes Lights event.




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.




Theme of 2016 Dover Days Festival is historic preservation

Division will be offering several programs including those celebrating the 1976 restoration of The Old State House.




Thirteenth annual Delaware Day competition winners announced

Program encourages students to study the U.S. Constitution.




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.




Visit our museums

Delaware’s State museums are open with tours that allow visitors to experience the history of the First State while continuing to take all recommended steps to safeguard public health. In keeping with Gov. Carney’s COVID-19 guidance, four museums administered by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs — the John Dickinson Plantation, Johnson Victrola […]




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, […]




Zwaanendael Maritime Celebration: ‘A Sailor’s Life for Me’ in Lewes, Del. over the 2017 Memorial Day weekend

Event provides visitors with an opportunity to experience seafaring lives of adventure, romance, excitement and hardships, and to honor mariners who made the ultimate sacrifice.