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“The Path to Freedom: A History of the Underground Railroad in Delaware” display at the New Castle Court House Museum

Written on: November 20th, 2018 in MuseumsNews

Display explores Delaware’s role in the clandestine network that transported American slaves to freedom including the true journey of the Hawkins family from bondage in Maryland, through Delaware, to freedom in Pennsylvania.


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Grants for historic preservation

Written on: August 24th, 2018 in EducationNewsPreservationUncategorized

African American Civil Rights and Partners in Training grants now available.


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Division welcomes social-media intern

Written on: July 16th, 2018 in News

Emmitt Best is working to engage residents and visitors in Delaware history.


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Division employee makes National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 40-Under-40 list

Written on: May 25th, 2018 in NewsPreservation

Carlton Hall, a cultural preservation specialist and historian in the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office was honored for his research into the state’s African-American history.


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African-American History Month programs among 18 special events at division museums during February 2018

Written on: January 25th, 2018 in ArchaeologyEventsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Highlights include programs on African-American life at the John Dickinson Plantation in the 18th century, the evolution of black recorded music and African-American archaeology in Delaware.


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Division to sponsor seven special events during January 2018

Written on: December 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Highlights include activities celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and programs on E.R. Johnson’s yacht, the Caroline, and buccaneers in the Delaware Bay.


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Archaeological discovery writes new chapter in Delaware’s early colonial history

Written on: December 13th, 2017 in ArchaeologyNews

Findings shed light on 11 burials dating to the late 1600s including three people of African descent.


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DSU students to present fresh perspectives on Delaware history on July 22, 2017

Written on: July 19th, 2017 in EventsMuseumsNews

Free interactive, history-related activities to be presented at four historic sites located in Dover, Del.


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50th anniversary of Johnson Victrola Museum celebrated during 2017

Written on: July 10th, 2017 in EventsMuseumsNews

Museum highlights the life and achievements of Dover’s native son, Eldridge Reeves Johnson, founder of The Victor Talking Machine Company.


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“Five Stories” explores the lives of people who lived and worked at the John Dickinson Plantation

Written on: April 26th, 2017 in EventsExhibitsHistoric SitesMuseumsNews

Dickinson family members, tenant farmers, tradesmen, free blacks, indentured servants and enslaved individuals are featured.


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