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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.




“Delaware Day Competition Display” at Legislative Hall closed on Dec. 12, 2019

Works by Delaware fourth-grade students illustrating the U.S. Constitution and Delaware’s role in its writing and ratification.




Exhibits & Displays

Sculptures by Charles Parks Display of works by the noted Wilmington artist featuring historical and political figures including a Minute Man, and presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and George W. Bush. Three Forts, One Community Exhibit This exhibit highlights the cultural and social impacts the Swedish, Dutch and English settlements had on the present day […]




Division now offering tours of the hull of the DeBraak, a shipwrecked 18th-century British warship

Tours taking place through Sept. 26, 2019.




Collections Program

Administered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ Collections, Affiliates, Research and Exhibits (CARE) Team, the Collections Program preserves, and holds in public trust, a record of Delaware’s heritage by acquiring objects made in the First State or used by Delawareans throughout history. The primary function of the program is stewardship of the State […]





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