Pages Tagged With: "History"

The Green Book: Acclaimed guide included Delaware locations for travelers of color

During the Jim Crow era, an annual travel guide for the African American community helped readers find places to eat and sleep. In Delaware, 17 properties are listed statewide. Read on to learn more about the importance of the Delaware Green Book.




’18th Century Trades Day’ at the John Dickinson Plantation on Oct. 8, 2022

Day-long series of activities explores occupations of the 1700s.




War of 1812 lecture series at Old State House in October 2022

Three-part series explores America’s second war with Great Britain.




Buena Vista fall event on Oct. 8, 2022

Free one-day-only affair showcases one of Delaware’s most historic estates.




Division-sponsored programs in October 2022

Series on the War of 1812, Mysteries of History , William Penn Day, concerts and outdoor events to be featured.




For historical preservation, climate is key

Find out what it takes to preserve artifacts with environmental controls, maintenance and continuous monitoring as climate conditions change.




Join us at two Historic Preservation public forums Sept. 21

Have ideas on how to advance historic preservation in Delaware? The public is invited to share ideas during two virtual forums scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21, held by the University of Delaware with the Division and Preservation Delaware.




CORRECTION–Delaware’s 24th annual Chautauqua, Sept. 8–11, 2022

Tent shows to showcase entertainment and the artists who brought it to life.




Details in Delaware: Serpentine stone

A greenish gemstone was once popular as a building material, but had its flaws. Read on to learn more about serpentine stone.




The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs welcomes new staff

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