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Save the date — 2021 Chautauqua

Entitled, “The I’s Have It: Industry, Innovation, and Invention,” activities to take place in Lewes and New Castle during September 2021.




Never to be forgotten or lost again

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.




Museums of the State of Delaware open for Juneteenth

Holiday commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States.




Old Dover Independence Day on July 3, 2021

Activities include sack racing, tug ‘o war, lawn games, walking tours, and historical interpreters, dressed in period clothing, reciting the Declaration of Independence.




Division to sponsor 4 programs in July 2021

Programs explore the sinking of the DeBraak, readings of the Declaration of Independence and different perspectives on the American Revolution.




History was made here: The Dover Green

Town commons served as a central meeting place for over 200 years.




Dickinson/Zwaanendael museums add Tuesday hours

Both museums now open Tuesday through Saturday.




Division to sponsor 6 virtual programs in May 2021

The archaeology series “History Unearthed,” “Trivia Night” and “The Wreck of the DeBraak” will be explored.




John Dickinson Plantation named a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

A Site of Conscience is a place of memory that confronts both the history of what happened there and its contemporary legacies.




John Dickinson Plantation to add area of reflection for visitors

Project supported, in part, by a $5,000 grant from
the National Trust for Historic Preservation.