The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs has recently produced a series of rack cards advertising the five museums of the state of Delaware—the John Dickinson Plantation, the Johnson Victrola Museum, the New Castle Court House Museum, The Old State House and the Zwaanendael Museum. In addition, the division produced a rack card advertising the 2016 tours of the surviving hull section of His Majesty’s Sloop DeBraak, a British warship that sank off Lewes, Del. in 1798.
Created in a lively, colorful style by graphic designers Michael Cinque and Carlos Maldonado of the division’s Collections, Affiliates, Research and Exhibits (CARE) Team, the rack cards feature images that evoke the experiences that visitors can expect when they visit these iconic places in Delaware history. Each of the museum cards features photographs of the site and activities that have taken place there, while the DeBraak card features historical images of late-18th-century warships and a faux newspaper-article that describes the DeBraak’s demise.
Division staff members are in the process of distributing the cards at locations where they can be picked up by the public including visitor centers, chambers of commerce, hotels, museums, libraries, senior centers, state parks, historic sites and other points of contact in the community.