We preserve Delaware’s heritage and showcase the history of our state through active historic preservation efforts, engaging educational programs, and stimulating exhibits that help people connect with those aspects of our past that have made this state what it is today.
Divisions that Preserve History
Historical & Cultural Affairs
The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs preserves Delaware’s heritage and showcases the historic legacy of our state. Through active historic preservation efforts, engaging educational programs, and stimulating exhibits, the Division is committed to enhancing Delaware’s quality of life by helping people connect with those aspects of our past that have made this state what it is today.
Delaware Public Archives
The mission of the Delaware Public Archives is threefold: to identify, collect, and preserve public records of enduring historical and evidential value; to ensure access to public records for present and future generations of Delawareans; and to advise and educate in the creation, management, use, and preservation of public records. The Archives holds more than 95,000 cubic feet of government records and historical documents.
Delaware Heritage Commission
The Delaware Heritage Commission publishes books about Delaware history, provides grants to individuals and groups, hosts special events, promotes the collection of oral histories and offers outreach services to organizations and individuals. The Commission also serves as the state historical records advisory board for the purposes of satisfying regulations established by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission of the National Archives and Records Administration.
Buena Vista Conference Center
Surrounded by acres of farmland, woodlands and landscaped grounds, Buena Vista Conference Center offers a serene yet sophisticated setting for indoor and outdoor weddings, business meetings, corporate functions as well as both formal and casual engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, family reunions and other social events up to 300 people.