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‘The Path to Freedom: A History of the Underground Railroad in Delaware’ exhibit at the New Castle Court House Museum

Exhibit explores Delaware’s role in the clandestine network that transported American slaves to freedom including the true journey of the Hawkins family from bondage in Maryland, through Delaware, to freedom in Pennsylvania.




‘Delaware Railroads: Elegant Travel and Timely Transport’ exhibit at the Zwaanendael Museum

Exhibit explores the history of rail travel and transport in the First State.




Division releases 2017 annual report

Report illustrates the programs and services that led to the division’s accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums.




African-American History Month programs among 18 special events at division museums during February 2018

Highlights include programs on African-American life at the John Dickinson Plantation in the 18th century, the evolution of Black recorded music and African-American archaeology in Delaware.




Commemorating the 250th anniversary of John Dickinson’s revolutionary ‘Letters From a Farmer in Pennsylvania’

Website and public programs celebrate Dickinson’s pivotal role in setting the stage for the American Revolution.




‘New Castle: Three Forts, One Community’ exhibit at the New Castle Court House Museum

Exhibit examines the 17th-century struggle for control of New Castle, Del. by the Dutch, Swedes and English.




‘Five Stories’ explores the lives of people who lived and worked at the John Dickinson Plantation

Dickinson family members, tenant farmers, tradesmen, free Blacks, indentured servants and enslaved individuals are featured.




‘Rose Color to Gold to Glowing Red: Orville and Ethel Peets in Paris 1913-1914’ exhibit closed on Aug. 24, 2018

Exhibit featured the works of Orville Houghton Peets and his wife Ethel Canby Peets.




African American History Month programs among 16 special events at division museums in February 2017

Highlights include African-American life at the John Dickinson Plantation in the 18th century, a program on jazz pianist “Fats” Waller, and a presentation on historic properties listed in the National Register since the 1980s that are significant to African-American communities throughout the state.




History was made here: The New Castle Green

Town commons was laid out by the Dutch in the 1650s.