Specific event details will be listed as they become available.
These programs are free to the public and no reservations are required unless otherwise noted. The Delaware Public Archives is located at 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North in Dover, Delaware. For more information contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail email@example.com.
March 15, 10:30 a.m.
How Do I Preserve My Documents, Photographs, and Digital Memories?
Presenters: Sarah Denison, Michael Mahaffie
Looking for a way to preserve all those photos and videos for future generations to see? On Saturday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will present a program to show how to preserve items such as old photographs, documents, and digitized memories on CDs, DVDs, and flash drives. This workshop will provide you with the knowledge needed to care for and preserve those irreplaceable memories. Presented by the staff of the Delaware Public Archives and the Delaware Government Information Center, this preservation workshop will include basic information and instruction on proper handling and storage of family papers, photographs and digital media to ensure long term preservation.
April 5, 10:30 a.m.
Delaware Public Archives to Feature “Behind the Scenes” Tour
Presenter: Tom Summers
If you were born, got married, or attended public school in Delaware, eventually the Delaware Public Archives will have a record of you. On Saturday, April 5, 10:30 a.m. the staff of the Delaware Public Archives will conduct a public tour of the facility. This annual “behind the scenes” tour of the building, led by Tom Summers, offers the public a rare opportunity to learn more about the role of the Archives, and see how the Archives preserves and protects the records that are important to every Delawarean.
April 12, 2:00 p.m.
Meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society
The April meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2:00 p.m. A non-profit organization for people who have an interest in genealogy, this group meets every other month at the Delaware Public Archives beginning in October and ending in June. The public is welcome to all meetings and guests are encouraged. Each meeting generally includes a guest speaker and time for sharing genealogical information.
May 3, 1:30 p.m.
The “Wooden World Revealed”: The Archaeology & History of the Sloop of War DeBraak
Presenter: Charles Fithian
The wars on land and sea during the late eighteenth century were an important part of Atlantic history, and unite the naval and maritime histories of many countries around the world. The DeBraak and its nearly 20,000 artifacts provide us an unparalleled opportunity to examine and understand what it meant to be a sailor in the Royal Navy during this critical period. This program, presented by Charles Fithian at a special time of 1:30 p.m,. will focus on the DeBraak’s history, the important role of the sloop of war, what the archaeological analysis of the many common and rare artifacts have revealed about life aboard a Royal Navy warship, and will place the vessel into her wider historical context.