Pages Tagged With: "Historic Sites"

African-American History Month programs among 18 special events at division museums during February 2018

Highlights include programs on African-American life at the John Dickinson Plantation in the 18th century, the evolution of Black recorded music and African-American archaeology in Delaware.




Commemorating the 250th anniversary of John Dickinson’s revolutionary ‘Letters From a Farmer in Pennsylvania’

Website and public programs celebrate Dickinson’s pivotal role in setting the stage for the American Revolution.




‘New Castle: Three Forts, One Community’ exhibit at the New Castle Court House Museum

Exhibit examines the 17th-century struggle for control of New Castle, Del. by the Dutch, Swedes and English.




‘Five Stories’ explores the lives of people who lived and worked at the John Dickinson Plantation

Dickinson family members, tenant farmers, tradesmen, free Blacks, indentured servants and enslaved individuals are featured.




Delaware State Historic Preservation Office recent accomplishments

Office’s programs help to preserve Delaware’s historic places and unique cultural identity.




Harriet Tubman Day to be celebrated on March 11, 2017

Events to be held at the Delaware History Museum and Friends Meeting House in Wilmington.




‘Rose Color to Gold to Glowing Red: Orville and Ethel Peets in Paris 1913-1914’ exhibit closed on Aug. 24, 2018

Exhibit featured the works of Orville Houghton Peets and his wife Ethel Canby Peets.




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

Church has served Harrington’s Black community since 1895.




History was made here: The New Castle Green

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




‘George Washington Birthday Celebration’ at Dover, Del.’s Old State House on Feb. 22, 2016 at 1 p.m.

Event to feature writings by, and about, the first president, read by historical interpreters and distinguished guests, plus live, streaming video of Sen. Chris Coons reading Washington’s Farewell Address from the floor of the U.S. Senate.