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, […]
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, 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 […]
Tours explore the surviving hull section of an 18th-century shipwreck.
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.
Works by Delaware fourth-grade students illustrating the U.S. Constitution and Delaware’s role in its writing and ratification.
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 […]
Tours taking place through Sept. 26, 2019.
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 […]