Pages Tagged With: "First State Heritage Park"

Chris Hall named lead historic-site interpreter at the Johnson Victrola Museum

Hall had served as a historic-site interpreter for the division since 2011.




Declaration of Independence to be read aloud in front of The Old State House on July 4, 2020

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, […]




Delaware’s State museums reopening with self-guided tours

Visitation now permitted in accordance with Gov. Carney’s Phase I reopening of the state.




Visit our museums

Delaware’s State museums are open with tours that allow visitors to experience the history of the First State while continuing to take all recommended steps to safeguard public health. In keeping with Gov. Carney’s COVID-19 guidance, four museums administered by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs — the John Dickinson Plantation, Johnson Victrola […]




Division launches At Home Concert Series

New digital feature highlights local music and historic sites across the First State.




Division museums closed; public encouraged to engage with Delaware history via social media

Museums closed on March 24, 2020 in response to the coronavirus state of emergency.




Women’s history celebrated at division museums during March 2020

Six special programs held in celebration of National Women’s History Month.




Presidents Lincoln and Washington to be spotlighted at The Old State House during February 2020

Events presented in honor of Presidents Day 2020.




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.