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

Rehoboth Beach landmark was built in 1929.




Declaration of Independence to be read aloud in front of The Old State House on July 4, 2020

Recitations to take place at 2 and 4 p.m.




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, […]




New Castle County to hold virtual public meeting on historic preservation on June 8, 2020

Approaches to historic preservation, including legislation and community-based efforts, to be discussed.




Division launches At Home Concert Series

New digital feature highlights local music and historic sites across the First State.




“Historic Landscapes—Recognizing and Eradicating Invasive Plants”

Preservation Delaware to hold online workshop on June 3, 2020.




Historical and Cultural Affairs newsletter

Historical and Cultural Affairs, the newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, is a digest of history- and preservation-related articles, calendar of events and related press coverage. Distilled from content published in the division’s blog, social media, webpage and press releases, the newsletter is designed to stimulate public interest in the division’s […]




Division museums closed; public encouraged to engage with Delaware history via social media

Museums closed on March 24, 2020 in response to the coronavirus state of emergency.




Zwaanendael Museum to again offer tours of the British warship DeBraak

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




Women’s history celebrated at division museums during March 2020

Six special programs held in celebration of National Women’s History Month.





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