Pages Tagged With: "History"

Division celebrates Women’s History Month 2023

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be sponsoring eight special events during the month of March 2023. Six of these events will be presented in celebration of National Women’s History Month. A full schedule is included below. Admission is free and open to the public, but reservations are required for some programs. […]




History organizations urged to complete national visitation survey

Data used to monitor and report on in-person visitation trends at history museums, historic sites and other history organizations in the United States.




‘Struggles for Equality’ series at The Old State House in February 2023

Series highlights important parts of Black history in Delaware, and pioneering African American artists of rhythm and blues, soul, and rock and roll music.




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.




Call for papers: 2023 Delaware Archaeology and History Symposium

Presentations to highlight archaeological or historical research, or related topics for the State of Delaware. Deadline: March 10, 2023




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 celebrates Black History Month 2023

Eight of the month’s events celebrate the invaluable contributions that the African American community has made to the culture and history of the United States.




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.