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History was made here: Prince George’s Chapel

Dagsboro landmark was built in 1755 and named for the English prince who would later become King George III.

History was made here: The New Castle Green

Town commons was laid out by the Dutch in the 1650s.

Improvements completed at Delaware’s historic Octagonal Schoolhouse

Built and opened in 1836, the Octagonal Schoolhouse is one of the earliest examples of a one-room school in Delaware.

John Dickinson and the Plantation Timeline

November 2, 1732 – John Dickinson was born in Talbot County, Maryland. January 18, 1740 – Dickinson family moved into the mansion in Kent County, Delaware. December 1753 – John Dickinson arrived in London and spent four years studying law at the Middle Temple Inns of Court. 1757 – John Dickinson returned to America and […]

Loans available for Delaware’s hospitality industry impacted by coronavirus

Museums and historic sites are among the organizations eligible for support.

National Women’s History Month events among eight special programs at division museums during March 2019

Activities honor and celebrate women’s lives and historic achievements.

New Castle Academy garden wall repaired

Deteriorating section of the wall was cleaned and repointed.


Saving Delaware History, the newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, is a digest of history- and preservation-related articles, calendar of events and related press coverage. Distilled from content published in the division’s blog, social media, webpage and press releases, the newsletter is designed to stimulate public interest in the division’s museums, […]

Parker’s Dairy Palace listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Vintage 1950s-era ice cream stand still dishing up soft serve.

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

Events presented in honor of Presidents Day 2020.

Registration open for FREE New Castle History Camp, July 24–28, 2023

Children ages 10 to 13 invited to explore the storied past of one of America’s most historic towns in this free history camp.

Rehabilitation work underway at the Zwaanendael Museum

Project began on June 22, 2020 and will continue for approximately one month.

Ron Whittington to portray Hall of Famer William ‘Judy’ Johnson at the New Castle Court House Museum on July 20, 2019

Program explores the history of the Negro baseball leagues prior to Jackie Robinson’s breaking of the color barrier in the major leagues.

St. Paul AME Church in Harrington added to the National Register of Historic Places

Church has served Harrington’s Black community since 1895.

State Historic Preservation Office announces Delaware’s newest listings in the National Register of Historic Places

New listings include the Downtown Harrington Historic District, the Richard Allen School and the Taylor’s Bridge School.

Two additional Delaware properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places

St. Stephen’s Protestant Episcopal Church in Harrington and the Union Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church Complex in Clarksville are the most recent listings.