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Statement about unauthorized media images of the John Dickinson Plantation burial ground

Dignity of those interred must be respected.




Burial ground found at John Dickinson Plantation

Site likely holds the enslaved individuals and other African Americans who lived, worked, and died on land owned by the Dickinson family.




Burial ground identified at John Dickinson Plantation

Archaeological research has led to the identification of a burial ground at the John Dickinson Plantation in Dover, Delaware. The burial ground was found during archaeological fieldwork on March 9, 2021 and likely holds the enslaved individuals and other African Americans who lived, worked, and died on land owned by the Dickinson family. “We remain […]




Zwaanendael Museum’s “Museum Madness” photo contest in April 2021

Contest open between April 19 and 24, 2021.




Division to sponsor seven programs during April 2021

Programs help to tell the story of the First State’s contributions to the history and culture of the United States.




John Dickinson Plantation named a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

A Site of Conscience is a place of memory that confronts both the history of what happened there and its contemporary legacies.




History organizations urged to complete national visitation survey

American Association for State and Local History seeks data for 2020 report.




Division celebrates National Women’s History Month 2021

Three free, virtual programs streamed live on the Web.




Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation meeting to take place remotely on Feb. 24, 2021

Board to review National Register nomination for the African Union Church and Cemetery of Iron Hill.




John Dickinson Plantation to add area of reflection for visitors

Project supported, in part, by a $5,000 grant from
the National Trust for Historic Preservation.





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