Exhibit explores His Majesty’s Sloop of War DeBraak, a British warship that was capsized and lost off the Delaware coast on May 25, 1798.
Works by Delaware fourth-grade students illustrating the U.S. Constitution and Delaware’s role in its writing and ratification.
Exhibit explores the history of rail travel and transport in the First State.
Online exhibit revolves around 27 World War I posters from the collections of the State of Delaware.
Dickinson family members, tenant farmers, tradesmen, free Blacks, indentured servants and enslaved individuals are featured.
Exhibit examines the 17th-century struggle for control of New Castle, Del. by the Dutch, Swedes and English.
‘Rose Color to Gold to Glowing Red: Orville and Ethel Peets in Paris 1913-1914’ exhibit closed on Aug. 24, 2018
Exhibit featured the works of Orville Houghton Peets and his wife Ethel Canby Peets.
Display focuses on the six simple machines (inclined plane, screw, wedge, pulley, lever, and wheel and axle) that constitute the elementary building blocks of which many more-complicated machines are composed.
‘The Path to Freedom: A History of the Underground Railroad in Delaware’ exhibit at the New Castle Court House Museum
Exhibit explores Delaware’s role in the clandestine network that transported American slaves to freedom including the true journey of the Hawkins family from bondage in Maryland, through Delaware, to freedom in Pennsylvania.
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.
Follow us on: 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 […]
Commemorating the 250th anniversary of John Dickinson’s revolutionary ‘Letters From a Farmer in Pennsylvania’
Website and public programs celebrate Dickinson’s pivotal role in setting the stage for the American Revolution.
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.
Visitation now permitted in accordance with Gov. Carney’s Phase I reopening of the state.
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.
Both museums now open Tuesday through Saturday.