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The Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room is open to the public from 8:30a to 4:00p, M-F unless otherwise noted.
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Exhibits are open to the public and admission is free
On Saturday, October 5, at 10:30 a.m. Denise Clemons will present a program about the culinary history of Southern Delaware at the Delaware Public Archives.Read More
On Saturday, September 14, at 10:30 a.m. the Delaware Public Archives will celebrate the cinematic history of Delaware’s movie theaters with a special program presented by author Michael Nazarewycz.Read More
Delaware Public Archives
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Dover, DE 19901