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May is Delaware Archaeology Month!

Program designed to promote the study and conservation of the state’s archaeological resources.




‘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 seven special events during May 2017

Highlights include Dover Days presentations, the Zwaanendael Museum’s Sixth Annual Maritime Festival and A Day in Old New Castle.




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.




Division museums closed on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

New Castle Court House Museum, the Johnson Victrola Museum, The Old State House, the John Dickinson Plantation and the Zwaanendael Museum closed for the holiday.




‘Lost off Lewes: The British warship DeBraak’

Tours explore the surviving hull section of this 18th-century shipwreck.




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.




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.