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John Dickinson Plantation named a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

A Site of Conscience is a place of memory that confronts both the history of what happened there and its contemporary legacies.




John Dickinson Plantation to add area of reflection for visitors

Project supported, in part, by a $5,000 grant from
the National Trust for Historic Preservation.




Division celebrates African American History Month 2021

Five free, virtual programs streamed live on the Web.




“Delaware Day 2020 — Expanding the Delaware Story”

Videos explore the lives of four enslaved individuals and an abolitionist.




Wilmington industrial complex on National Register

American Vulcanized Fibre Company was the oldest-known, consolidated-commercial, manufacturer of vulcanized fibre in the world.




“We Didn’t Vote for Him: Delaware and the Election of 1860” — virtual lecture from The Old State House on Nov. 14, 2020

Program explores the election that brought Abraham Lincoln to power and which led the nation into civil war.




“Civil War Band of Brothers: Four Men of the First Delaware Regiment” — lecture streamed virtually from The Old State House on Oct. 22, 2020

Virtual lecture explores the true stories of four men — a doctor, a chaplain, a soldier and an Irish immigrant — who served in the unit.




From the Pacific to Delaware: Preserving and protecting our submerged archaeological sites

Guest article by Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs archaeologist Stephanie Soder.




“Cyber Seafaring”: The Zwaanendael Museum’s virtual maritime-history series, Oct. 1–3, 2020

Four-part series of virtual presentations on the Lewes/Cape Henlopen region’s maritime history.




Division receives $22,000 grant for preservation of Weldin House

Funding from the Eastern Brandywine Hundred Coordinating Council will be used to help rehabilitate the historic property north of Wilmington.





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