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.
Public meetings will be held on the following dates:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Written on: February 24th, 2017 in News
Scott Hayes of the Preservation Maintenance Team recently graduated from Wilmington University.
Highlights include events celebrating National Women’s History Month and National Harriet Tubman Day.
New exhibit now open at Lewes, Del.’s Zwaanendael Museum.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 31, 2017
Annual gathering promotes sound federal preservation policy and programs.
President’s Day theatrical presentration will pit Washington and Lincoln against each other.
Program features local youth performing their own spoken-word compositions that bring to light the history of Delaware’s African-Americans and women.
Thirty-one-year veteran works in the division’s Horticulture Team.
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.