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) will be closed all day on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 (Christmas Eve) and Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 (Christmas Day); and Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 (New Year’s Eve) and Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 (New Year’s Day).
Administered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, the five museums tell the story of the First State’s contributions to the history and culture of the United States. Through tours, exhibits, school programs and hands-on activities, the museums shine a spotlight on Delaware’s unique history and the diverse people who came to live there. The museums are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The New Castle Court House Museum and the John Dickinson Plantation are partner sites of the First State National Historical Park. The Old State House is located on the Dover Green, another partner site of the park.
Go to the following for a comprehensive, long-term calendar of division-sponsored events.
Grant to fund capital improvements and programmatic activities at the New Castle Green, New Castle Court House, John Dickinson Plantation and Fort Christina National Historic Landmark.
Findings shed light on 11 burials dating to the late 1600s including three people of African descent.
Event cancelled due to inclement weather.
Written on: December 6th, 2017 in News
New employees include two members of the Horticulture Team and an addition to the staff of the Buena Vista conference/event center.
Dec. 9, 2017 program cancelled and incorporated into March 24, 2018 program.
Destroyer named for Delaware’s Commodore Jacob Jones, a hero of the War of 1812.
Written on: November 17th, 2017 in News
Long-time Business Administration supervisor to serve as controller of the new Delaware Department of Human Resources.
Article explores artist Denis A. Volozan and his portrait of George Washington which hangs in The Old State House.
Eight holiday-themed activities among the programs to be offered.