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.


The Road to Appomattox: Union Soldiers and Trench Warfare, 1864-1865
June 3rd 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Steven E. Sodergren will present this program, examining the experiences of soldiers in the Army of the Potomac, including several Delawareans, during the last year of the Civil War. What motivated these men to see the conflict through to victory and how did these soldiers react to the escalating bloodshed of the war? The program will also focus on how Americans adapted to the changing forms of warfare during this era.


June Meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society
June 10 2:00 p.m.

The June meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2:00 p.m. at the Delaware Public Archives. 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.


Pickett’s Charge
July 1 10:30 a.m.

Presented by Terry Wright, this program will explore Pickett's Charge, the climax of the Battle of Gettysburg. After two years of war, and two days of hard fighting on the Union flanks, Confederate General Robert E. Lee believed that a concerted attack upon the troops at the center of George Meade's Army of the Potomac along Cemetery Ridge could break the Union line, forcing a retreat towards Washington and, perhaps, encouraging the Federal government to sue for peace.


Delaware During the American Revolution
September 2 10:30 a.m.

This program is presented by Kim Burdick. Have you ever wondered what happened in Delaware during the Revolutionary War? How did the British get from the Head of the Elk River to Chadds Ford for the Battle of the Brandywine? This program will examine this period of Delaware history through the letters and writings of colonial Delawareans who lived through the ordeal and recorded the arrival of the British army and the social upheaval it brought to our colony.