Pages Tagged With: "Museums"

Other Historic Sites Owned by the State of Delaware

The following list of historic properties are owned by the State of Delaware, Division of Historical Affairs, and are operated by private organizations. Abbott’s Mill Nature Center15411 Abbotts Pond RoadMilford, DE 19963(302) 422-0847 Belmont Hall217 Smyrna Leipsic RoadSmyrna, DE 19977(302) 264-9048 The Delaware Breakwater East End LighthouseSurrounded by water, the lighthouse is located at the […]




Our Museums

In keeping with Gov. Carney’s COVID-19 guidance, four museums administered by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs — the John Dickinson Plantation, Johnson Victrola Museum, Old State House and Zwaanendael Museum — are accepting reservations for tours. The New Castle Court House Museum is temporarily closed until Spring 2022 due to the installation […]




Employment

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is currently seeking qualified applicants for the following position: Lead Museum/Historic Site InterpreterApplication opening date: Jan. 26, 2022. Closing date: Feb. 8, 2022 This full-time position is based at the Zwaanendael Museum located at 102 Kings Highway Lewes, Del. Working with the interpretive staff at the site, […]




Delaware’s State Museums Awarded National Accreditation

The five museums operated by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs have been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest recognition afforded to museums in the United States. “Achieving accreditation is the gold standard of the museum profession” said Timothy Slavin, director of the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. […]




Division releases 2018 annual report

Report illustrates the efforts that the agency has undertaken in 2018 to build a solid infrastructure that will preserve and protect Delaware’s irreplaceable cultural legacies for future generations.




African American History Month programs among 13 special events at division museums during February 2019

Highlights include programs on the Underground Railroad, Black recording artists and record labels from the early 20th century, and First African Baptist Church cemeteries in Philadelphia.




Delaware Archaeology Museum

The museum is permanently closed, however, there are numerous other free and low-cost cultural venues in the downtown Dover area. Please call the Delaware Welcome Center for more information at (302) 744-5055.




Museum of Small Town Life

The museum is permanently closed, however, there are numerous other free and low-cost cultural venues in the downtown Dover area. Please call the Delaware Welcome Center for more information at (302) 744-5055.




Display of sculpture by Charles Parks at the New Castle Court House Museum

Display of works by the noted Wilmington artist featuring historical and political figures including a Minute Man, and presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and George W. Bush.




‘The Old State House: A True Restoration 1976-2016’ display now on view

Display explores preservation work that has been conducted since Delaware’s first permanent capitol building in Dover was restored to its original appearance in 1976.