Programs to explore the wreck of the DeBraak and War of 1812 hero Commodore Thomas Macdonough.
Resumption of hours in keeping with Gov. John Carney’s lifting of the COVID-19 state of emergency on July 13, 2021.
Entitled, “The I’s Have It: Industry, Innovation, and Invention,” activities to take place in Lewes and New Castle during September 2021.
John Dickinson Plantation burial ground for enslaved men, women and children, and for free African Americans who died on the site, to be preserved and interpreted.
Event called off due to the potential for excessive heat.
Activities include sack racing, tug ‘o war, lawn games, walking tours, and historical interpreters, dressed in period clothing, reciting the Declaration of Independence.
Programs explore the sinking of the DeBraak, readings of the Declaration of Independence and different perspectives on the American Revolution.
Town commons served as a central meeting place for over 200 years.
Both museums now open Tuesday through Saturday.
Video explores anti-slavery activity in Delaware in the late-18th century and the subsequent passage of repressive legislation targeting free Blacks in the 19th century.