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New Online Program at the Delaware Public Archives Focuses on Archaeology at the 1777 Battle of Brandywine

Due to current coronavirus restrictions the Delaware Public Archives will be presenting its August First Saturday program in an online format only. Titled “Left Newport … Before Daylight and March’d to Chads Ford”: The Landscape of Conflict before the Battle of Brandywine, 1777, the program focuses on archaeology found at the site of the Revolutionary […]


Attention: Researchers who wish to perform research on-site may make an appointment by calling (302) 744-5000 or e-mailing archives@delaware.gov

Researchers who wish to perform research on site may make an appointment by calling (302) 744-5000 or e-mailing archives@delaware.gov






Delaware Public Archives
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