Pages Tagged With: "Historical & Cultural Affairs"

Introducing the Division’s new quarterly Black history feature

Learn about the Reverend Peter Spencer, who had a hand in the creation of the path of African American churches and related festivals, in the first of a series of Black history features from our staff.




Surveying the landscape of the ‘Delaware Wedge’

Imperfect land survey techniques of the 18th century created a tract of disputed land covering hundreds of acres that wasn’t federally recognized as Delaware’s until 1921.




Collection close-up: Educator Susan Browne

As a participant in the DuPont Colored School Oral History Project, these personal objects commemorate her education career during the mid-20th century in Kent County.




Division to honor MLK Day of Service by collecting donations for local charities

The Division will honor Martin Luther King Day throughout the month of January by collecting donated items for local charities. Drop-offs are organized at six locations statewide.




Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation meeting on Jan. 18, 2023

During the meeting, the Review Board will consider the amended nomination of the Rockwood Estate Historic District for submission to the National Park Service for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.




DuPont Schools study to expand with story map

A recent survey by the Division and its partners have revealed the history of Delaware’s dozens of DuPont Schools. Now a new story map will help bring them to life.




Delaware’s lunar connection

Did you know that Delaware women played an important role in the Apollo space missions of the ‘60s? Learn more about this space connection.




The Division welcomes new staff members

Join the Division in welcoming its newest staff members, who bring a wealth of experience in working with the public and historic sites.




17th-century life revealed at Avery’s Rest

Over the last five years, archaeologists have learned a lot more about the 11 burials found at Avery’s Rest near Rehoboth Beach. Find out what they have discovered thanks to modern-day technology and DNA testing.




Centreville’s Dauneport property listed in National Register of Historic Places

The Dauneport property, a collaboration of two women in the early 1900s, has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.