Collection close-up: First lady Killen Stout
Portrait of Delaware’s first lady from 1820 to 1821 features several visual codes that indicate her role and social status to contemporary viewers.
Collection close-up: Sen. Marie Pinkney donations
Delaware State Senator Marie Pinkney’s historic moment in politics is commemorated by a small collection of objects that represent her personal process and drive as senator since 2020.
Collection close-up: ladybug costume
The division currently curates approximately 100,000 objects in the State of Delaware’s Historic Collection, among them, a child’s ladybug costume dated to 1974.
Collection close-up: protest face mask and shirt
Recently accessioned collections items reflect the calls for racial justice that surged across the nation in 2020.
Division releases 2020 annual report
Report illustrates the challenges addressed in an extraordinary year.
Division mourns the loss of former employee Alan Roth
Roth worked as an historic-site interpreter at the Zwaanendael Museum and as an all-around handyman for the CARE Team.
Division welcomes Curator of Collections Elizabeth Coulter
New employee will take a leadership role in the curation, management and interpretation of the State’s collection of materials made, and used, by Delawareans throughout history.
Ann Baker Horsey to retire from the division after 44 years of service
Curator of collections made a lasting impact in presenting and Saving Delaware History.
Follow us on: Administered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ Collections, Affiliates, Research and Exhibits (CARE) Team, the Collections Program preserves, and holds in public trust, a record of Delaware’s heritage by acquiring objects made in the First State or used by Delawareans throughout history. The primary function of the program is stewardship […]
Qualifications We are looking for a self-motivated, outgoing volunteer who works well within a team and is able to complete assigned tasks in a timely and efficient manner. Knowledge and passion for history is a plus! Must be reliable, flexible, willing to learn, and attentive to detail. Ability to use a computer, learn proper techniques […]