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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, […]




“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.




Division to sponsor 15 special events during August 2019

Sherlock Holmes comes to Delaware, a screening of “How to Train Your Dragon—The Hidden World” and the history of women’s suffrage in the First State to be featured.




Audience participation program on Alexander Hamilton at The Old State House on July 12, 2018

Program to include a re-enactment of the July 11, 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton and political rival Aaron Burr which resulted in Hamilton’s passing on July 12, 1804.




Division employees receive a Delaware Award for Heroism

Greg Buchman, Chris Conley, Scott Hayes and James Scott honored for saving the life of one of their fellow employees.




Division to sponsor 16 special events during June 2017

Man’s Best Friend, Separation Day and a wine-glass painting party among the events to be presented.




“Service, Suffrage, and Swing: World War I Era in Delaware”

America’s participation in “the war to end all wars” will be brought to life during this five-day program that will take place at a variety of downtown Lewes, Del. locations from June 18–22, 2017.




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.





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