“We Didn’t Vote for Him: Delaware and the Election of 1860” — virtual lecture from The Old State House on Nov. 14, 2020
Program explores the election that brought Abraham Lincoln to power and which led the nation into civil war.
“Civil War Band of Brothers: Four Men of the First Delaware Regiment” — lecture streamed virtually from The Old State House on Oct. 22, 2020
Virtual lecture explores the true stories of four men — a doctor, a chaplain, a soldier and an Irish immigrant — who served in the unit.
Visitation guidelines in keeping with Gov. Carney’s Phase II reopening of the state.
Hall had served as a historic-site interpreter for the division since 2011.
Recitations to take place at 2 and 4 p.m.
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.
New digital feature highlights local music and historic sites across the First State.
Museums closed on March 24, 2020 in response to the coronavirus state of emergency.
Six special programs held in celebration of National Women’s History Month.