Attention: - Delaware Students, Parents, Guardians, and Teachers!

The Friends of John Dickinson Mansion is offering a $250 scholarship for the best student paper or project on the Delaware patriot’s life, ideals, and achievements. 

The paper or project must be entered in the 2022 National History Day in Delaware contest. The 2022 theme is “Debate & Diplomacy in History: Success, Failure, Consequences.”

Judging for the contest is scheduled to be held at Newark High School on April 30. The Delaware Historical Society sponsors the annual History Day competition.

John Dickinson, known as the “Penman of the Revolution,” played a crucial role in America’s push for freedom from the Stamp Act in 1765 to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. He was an important advocate for liberty for all people. He fought for the abolition of slavery and for freedom of religion and of the press for all. (Find out more about Dickinson at

Important Deadlines

April 1, 2022 – Registration Closes for Papers and Websites
April 8, 2022 – Registration Closes for Exhibits, Documentaries, and Performances

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