Pages Tagged With: "Delaware"

Celebrate A Day in Old New Castle this May

Old New Castle comes alive May 21 with tours of historical estates, colonial craftsmen, historical reenactments and tours of tall ships.




Division prioritizes preservation

Find out how the State Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program supported preservation efforts and incentives throughout Delaware in 2021.




Myths of the Mason Dixon line

Did you know that Delaware is in a relatively unique position when it comes to the Mason-Dixon line? Read on to find out more.




Dutch-American Friendship Day

Fun events with a touch of history are planned for Dutch-American Friendship Day at the Zwaanendael Museum on Saturday, April 16.




The Christina River Watershed Cleanup: Celebrating 30 Years

For the past three decades, the Cooch’s Bridge Historic Site has been among several along the Christina River and its tributaries where volunteers annually help clean up the local waterways! Join this year’s effort on Saturday, April 2.




Collection close-up: 20th century snapshot

New research has further identified an unknown African American couple’s portrait from the Collections Program.




History at the beach—the Women’s Christian Temperance Union Fountain

Rehoboth Beach landmark was built in 1929.




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, […]




Delaware’s Role During World War I

Delaware’s Role During World War I Delawareans were involved in the Great War before the United States entered in 1917. They served in the British or Canadian armed forces and volunteered on medical teams as ambulance drivers, nurses and doctors. Approximately 10,000 Delaware residents served in the armed forces at home and abroad during World […]




‘The 1960s in Delaware’—Chautauqua tent show in Lewes from Sept. 19 to 21, 2019

The civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, the space program and rock ‘n’ roll will be among the 1960s-era topics to be explored.