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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.




Delaware’s State museums reopening with self-guided tours

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




New Castle County to hold virtual public meeting on historic preservation on June 8, 2020

Approaches to historic preservation, including legislation and community-based efforts, to be discussed.




Division launches At Home Concert Series

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




“Historic Landscapes—Recognizing and Eradicating Invasive Plants”

Preservation Delaware to hold online workshop on June 3, 2020.




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.




CORRECTION–“African Americans on the Eastern Shore” lecture at Lewes Public Library on Feb. 15, 2020

Due to high demand, program moved from Zwaanendael Museum to the Lewes Public Library.




Division mourns the loss of former Zwaanendael Museum site interpreter Joe Caputo

Employee known for his ability to make history fun.




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.