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Last Delaware whipping post removed from public display

Artifact placed in storage pending development of future exhibits.




Zwaanendael Museum to hold “Uniquely Lewes” photo contest

Open between July 8 and 15, 2020, contest seeks photos of what makes Lewes unique.




Declaration of Independence to be read aloud in front of The Old State House on July 4, 2020

Recitations to take place at 2 and 4 p.m.




Rehabilitation work underway at the Zwaanendael Museum

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




We support the elimination of racial injustice, racism, discrimination, and exclusionary history. We believe that Black lives matter.

We strive to practice inclusive history. History is not a series of one-sided, happy stories. It is a combination of uncomfortable truths, differing perspectives, and difficult narratives. At the John Dickinson Plantation in Dover, for example, we tell the story of the enslaved, indentured, and free Black men, women, and children who worked, and died, […]




Division to repair garden wall of the New Castle Academy

Project will include cleaning, raking, repointing and repairing stone and brick on both sides of the wall.




Delaware’s State museums reopening with self-guided tours

Visitation now permitted in accordance with Gov. Carney’s Phase I reopening of the state.




Division welcomes two new employees

Janis Oppenheimer will serve as site supervisor at the Buena Vista Conference Center; Annie Fenimore will serve as lead historic-site interpreter at the John Dickinson Plantation.




Historical and Cultural Affairs newsletter

Historical and Cultural Affairs, 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 […]




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

The Florence and Isaac Budovitch House, and the Newark Union Church and Cemetery, are both located in New Castle County north of Wilmington.





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