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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, […]




Division to repair garden wall of the New Castle Academy

Project will include cleaning, raking, repointing and repairing stone and brick on both sides of the wall.




Delaware’s State museums reopening with self-guided tours

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




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.




A December to remember!

Photographic chronicle of events during December 2019 sponsored by the division and its partnering organizations.




Division to sponsor seven special events during January 2020

Highlights include a program on William Penn’s role in the founding of Dover, activities celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and a concert by CoroAllegro.




Historical holiday happenings

Division to sponsor nine special events, including four winter-holiday-themed activities, between Nov. 28, 2019 and Jan. 1, 2020.





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