About Our Resident Curatorship Program
Delaware’s history is being threatened
The Division of Parks and Recreation owns more valuable, historic properties than can be restored and maintained within current budget constraints.
- The Division has more than 200 historic structures on nearly 25,000 acres of Park land throughout the State of Delaware.
- While the Division is able to utilize some of these buildings, adaptive re-use and preservation of others prove more challenging
Be a part of preserving Delaware’s past
- Private citizens and non-profit institutions can enlist as Curators with the Resident Curatorship Program. Upon selection of their submitted proposal by an in-house review committee, they will be able to rehabilitate an historic structure on park property.
- By rehabilitating these structures through the Resident Curatorship Program, buildings that the Division are not utilizing can be saved from destruction and made available to future generations to enjoy.
- Sarah Brooks house – Bellevue State Park
- Warrington House – Trap Pond State Park
- Lums Mill House – Lums Pond State Park
- Cleaver House – in the village of Port Penn
- Fort Delaware Society at Fort DuPont – Quartermasters Building
- Sussex County Land Trust at Cape Henlopen – Wolfe House
- Rich & Hettie Stewart at Lums Pond – Buck Tavern