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 thomas.summers@state.de.us.

"Behind the Scenes" Tour of the Delaware Public Archives

May 2, 2015 - 1:30 p.m.
Presenter: Tom Summers
If you were born, married, or attended public school in Delaware, eventually the Delaware Public Archives will have a record of you. As part of the Dover Days celebration, the staff of the Delaware Public Archives will conduct a tour of the facility on Saturday, May 2, at 1:30 p.m. This special “behind the scenes” look at the Archives will feature a display of Civil War era documents that can only be viewed on the tour. Offered annually, this event provides the public with the 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.

Beginning Genealogy Workshop

June 6, 2015 - 10:30 a.m.
Presenter: Nancy Lyons
The Delaware Public Archives will sponsor a beginning genealogy workshop titled “How Do I Start My Family Tree.” This program, featuring Nancy Lyons, will provide an excellent starting point for researching your family genealogy. Among the numerous types of resources to be presented are vital statistics, census reports, and probate records.

June Meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society

June 13, 2015 - 2:00 p.m.
The June meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society will take place on Saturday, June 13, 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.

Flags on the Moon

July 4, 2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Jack Clemons
July 20, 2015 marks the 46th anniversary of the moment when Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped out onto the lunar surface to become the first human being to set foot on another world. Apollo 11 was the first of six Apollo spacecraft to land on the moon. From these six missions, a total of twelve men walked on the lunar surface. Beyond the exploration and the scientific experiments they carried out, each Apollo crew planted an American flag at their landing site. The flags are still there, perpetual monuments to the imagination, resourcefulness and determination of the human spirit. As this program will reveal, each of these flags has a story to tell.