Locating Delaware’s DuPont “Colored” Schools
The Story of the DuPont “Colored” Schools In the 1920s -1930s, as part of a large-scale rebuilding campaign spearheaded by the Delaware School Auxiliary Association (DSAA), industrialist and philanthropist Pierre S. du Pont, funded the construction of modern, architect designed schools across the state of Delaware. The campaign included 90 schools for African American and […]
Diversity in Delaware History: A webinar series
The Diversity in Delaware History webinar series returns in 2022 as a way for people to better understand the diverse stories found throughout the First State’s history. This monthly event is free and open to the public.
State Historic Preservation Office announces Delaware’s newest listings in the National Register of Historic Places
New listings include the Downtown Harrington Historic District, the Richard Allen School and the Taylor’s Bridge School.
ArCH Field Days help students learn about historic preservation
Program designed to meet Next Generation science standards as well as Common Core state standards for art and history.
Visit & Learn
“Welcome! Come see what HCA has to offer.” Preserving Delaware’s heritage and showcasing the historic legacy of our state are the guiding principles of our agency. Through active historic preservation efforts, engaging educational programs, stimulating exhibits, and superior customer service, the Division is committed to enhancing Delaware’s quality of life by helping people connect with […]
The War of 1812, H.M. Brig DeBraak, Lewes History and More
The Delaware Bay, the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse, Mermen, and the Bombardment of Lewes A timeline history of Delaware’s first settlement and other significant dates A Historical Timeline of the H.M.B. DeBraak Still need more help? Contact us at (302) 645-1148 for more information.
Online Education Resources
Native American Projectile Point Classification Guide Outline of Delaware Prehistory Delaware Facts & History Activity Book Letters from a farmer in Pennsylvania: To the inhabitants of the British Colonies The Underground Railroad – Flight to Freedom Emeline’s Story
Educational Resource Materials
The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs offers a variety of educational portfolios and materials that may be borrowed free of charge. Teachers, scout leaders and project coordinators should request use of materials and schedule classroom presentations by contacting the Division by email or phone at (302) 736-7400. John Dickinson: A Great Worthy of the […]
Education Activities and Learning Opportunities
Welcome to the Online Education Center for the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs! The Education Center contains a wealth of information for students, educators and the general public. Take a few minutes to explore and learn, and be sure to check back often as we continue to add more resources and links. Educational Resource […]
The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is honored to receive the MyReportLinks.com Books Seal of Approval. This Seal is awarded to sites that are especially valuable to students who are doing research for school reports. Sites that are selected for inclusion in MyReportLinks.com Books must meet a number of criteria, of which the most […]