Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
Blogging Delaware History

DHCA Buena Vista


Division to hold public meetings seeking input for Delaware’s 2018–2022 state historic preservation plan

Written on: February 24th, 2017 in NewsPreservation

In order to solicit information for use in drafting Delaware’s 2018–2022 statewide historic preservation plan, the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be holding five public meetings at locations across the state in March 2017. All meetings are free and open to the public. For directions and other information, call the division at 302-736-7400. In the event of inclement weather, notice of cancellation will be announced via local radio stations.

Home in the Laurel Historic District.

Home in the Laurel Historic District.

Public meetings will be held on the following dates:

Dover Green Historic District

Dover Green Historic District

Those interested in Delaware’s historic buildings, communities and sites are invited to attend these public meetings in order to share their thoughts on the future of historic preservation in the state. Public input will be incorporated into the updated historic preservation plan which is scheduled to be released in January 2018. For background information, individuals may review the goals and objectives identified in the last planning process by accessing Delaware’s current historic preservation plan.

Written comments may also be submitted to the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, 21 The Green, Dover, DE 19901; or via e-mail at preservationplan@state.de.us.

Street scene in Wilmington’s Lower Market Street Historic District.

Street scene in Wilmington’s Lower Market Street Historic District.

While the Delaware historic preservation plan is extremely useful for the division, it is not a blueprint for state government alone. Rather, it includes goals and strategies that benefit preservation advocates across Delaware. The plan provides all Delawareans who are passionate about historic preservation with a framework for effective decision-making; for coordinating statewide preservation activities; and for communicating statewide preservation policy, goals and values to the preservation constituency, decision-makers and interested and affected parties across the state.

Division employee earns bachelor’s degree in business management

Written on: February 24th, 2017 in News

Scott Hayes of the Preservation Maintenance Team recently graduated from Wilmington University.

Read More

Division to sponsor 14 free programs during March 2017

Written on: February 22nd, 2017 in EventsMuseumsNews

Highlights include events celebrating National Women’s History Month and National Harriet Tubman Day.

Read More

“Rose Color to Gold to Glowing Red: Orville and Ethel Peets in Paris 1913-1914”

Written on: February 21st, 2017 in ExhibitsMuseumsNews

New exhibit now open at Lewes, Del.’s Zwaanendael Museum.

Read More

Call for papers: Symposium on the early-Colonial Delaware Valley

Written on: February 13th, 2017 in ArchaeologyEventsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 31, 2017

Read More

National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, March 14–16, 2017

Written on: February 13th, 2017 in NewsPreservationUncategorized

Annual gathering promotes sound federal preservation policy and programs.

Read More

“Washington vs. Lincoln—Who Was the Greatest President?” at The Old State House on Feb. 19, 2017

Written on: February 8th, 2017 in EventsMuseumsNews

President’s Day theatrical presentration will pit Washington and Lincoln against each other.

Read More

PROGRAM RESCHEDULED–“Listen Up! African-American History” program at Dover, Del.’s Old State House rescheduled from Feb. 4 to March, 11, 2017

Written on: February 1st, 2017 in EventsMuseumsNews

Program features local youth performing their own spoken-word compositions that bring to light the history of Delaware’s African-Americans and women.

Read More

Dan Davis promoted to Conservation Technician IV

Written on: January 30th, 2017 in HorticultureNews

Thirty-one-year veteran works in the division’s Horticulture Team.

Read More

Division releases 2016 annual report

Written on: January 30th, 2017 in News

Report demonstrates how the agency is helping to preserve Delaware history and how it is sharing that history with the public.

Read More

DHCA Blog Logo


Adjust Your Font Size

Make Text Size Smaler Reset Text Size Make Text Size Bigger