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

Rehoboth Beach landmark was built in 1929.




New Castle Court House Museum featured in “Before They Were States” podcast

Podcast explores the history of the American states before they joined the union.




Delaware’s 22nd annual Chautauqua: “Women’s Work: Campaigning for Social Change” on Sept. 10, 11, 19 and 20, 2020

All activities to be presented free via Zoom; registration required.




Division museums add Thursday operating hours

Visitation guidelines in keeping with Gov. Carney’s Phase II reopening of the state.




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 State museums reopening with self-guided tours

Visitation now permitted in accordance with Gov. Carney’s Phase I reopening of the state.




Delaware Digital History Museum provides opportunities to experience First State history … from home

Online museum showcases items from the State’s collections of art and objects, as well as digital exhibits, virtual tours of museums and historic sites, and videos and images of historic landmarks and architecture.




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 […]




Zwaanendael Museum to again offer tours of the British warship DeBraak

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




African American History Month programs spotlighted during February 2020

Highlights include programs on Black leaders in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, African Americans on the Eastern Shore and screenings of the three-part “American Epic” which explores how the ordinary people of America were given the opportunity to make records for the first time.





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