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.

March 7, 2015 - 10:30 a.m.

The Battle of Iwo Jima
Presenter: Henry J. Foresman, Jr.

On February 19, 1945, the United States Marines began their attack on Iwo Jima to secure the island in preparation for the invasion of Japan. For the next seven weeks, American forces were involved in a desperate struggle with the Japanese to gain control of the island. This presentation will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the battle and focus on the “island hopping” strategy which the American military employed to defeat the Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater.

April 4, 2015 - 10:30 a.m.

How Do I Preserve My Documents, Photographs, and Digital Memories?
Presenter: Sarah Denison

Looking for a way to preserve your photos and videos for future generations to see? Sarah Denison of the Delaware Public Archives will present this 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.

April 11, 2015 - 2:00 p.m.

April Meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society
Presenter: Michael Hait

The April meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2:00 p.m. The public is welcome to all meetings and guests are encouraged. Each meeting generally includes a guest speaker and time for sharing genealogical information. The speaker for the April meeting will be Michael Hait, Professional Genealogist specializing in Maryland and Delaware genealogy, Civil War research and African American genealogy. Mr. Hait will be presenting a program titled "Your Civil War Ancestor: Beginning Your Research."