Our Mission:

“To stimulate and endeavor to perpetuate interest among the people of Delaware and elsewhere in John Dickinson, president of the State of Delaware under the Constitution of 1776 and a signer of the Constitution of the United States, and in the Mansion located in Kent County, Delaware near the St. Jones River, where he resided during a portion of his life, through the collection and dissemination of data with reference thereto.”

smspring1_lg.jpg The Friends have provided funding for additional acreage and landscaping around the Mansion
smjdickinson5_lg.jpg The Friends provided funds for a life-size Dorfman figure of John Dickinson
smmaps_1.jpg The Friends installed a map depicting the original path of the St. Jones River
smwooldyeing_lg.jpg The Friends sponsor and support numerous events held at the Mansion such as this 18th century barbecue

The Friends have commissioned research for and funded publications about Dickinson, including:

  • Delaware's John Dickinson: The Constant Watchman of Liberty (2018) - a collection of essays
  • Milton Flower’s biography, John Dickinson, Conservative Revolutionary (1983)
  •  Dr.Jane E Calvert's book Quaker Constitutionalism and the Political Thought of John Dickinson (2009) as well as her continuing research of John Dickinson.
  • The film Peaceful Rebel shown as part of the tour of the Plantation (1989)
  • The film John Dickinson, Penman of the Revolution (2008) shown as part of the tour of the Plantation and in an expanded version on PBS stations (2011)