Pages Tagged With: "History"

‘Museum Minutes’: Sharing Delaware history digitally

Zwaanendael Museum staff created this series of short videos on local history after COVID-19 temporarily prevented physical visits to the museum.




Changing the view of history

How the work of the division’s Race and Equity Committee informs the practice of history.




Collection close-up: ladybug costume

The division currently curates approximately 100,000 objects in the State of Delaware’s Historic Collection, among them, a child’s ladybug costume dated to 1974.




’18th Century Market Fair’ on Nov. 6, 2021

Day-long series of programs harkens back to the 1700s when the Dover Green served as the focal point of life in Dover.




Division-sponsored programs in November 2021

A folk music concert, and programs celebrating Dutch American Heritage Day and National Native American Heritage Month among events/topics to be explored.




Iron Hill area church added to National Register

African Union Church and Cemetery of Iron Hill, located southwest of Newark, Del., listed on Sept. 9, 2021.




Zwaanendael named best museum in Sussex County

Coastal Style Magazine’s Best of 2021 celebrates the finest museums, programs and services that the Eastern Shore has to offer.




Division-sponsored programs in October 2021

18th century trades, true crime in song and walking tours of a historic cemetery among programs/topics to be explored.




‘William Penn Day’ at the New Castle Court House Museum on Oct. 23, 2021

Event commemorates the 339th anniversary of Penn’s disembarkment at New Castle, his first landing in the New World.




Collection close-up: protest face mask and shirt

Recently accessioned collections items reflect the calls for racial justice that surged across the nation in 2020.