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This Saturday will be the 77th annual Old Dover Days Festival. There will be the traditional Maypole dance, parade, house tours, and many other events. Did you know that Mabel Lloyd Ridgely was one of the founders of Dover Days? Did you know that the research room was named in honor of her?
Mrs. Ridgely had a lifelong interest in the preservation of Delaware’s heritage. She was the president of the Public Archives Commission for many years. She also helped preserve the Old State House and the John Dickinson Mansion.
We have lots of photographs of Dover Days dating from 1933 to the 1990’s. We also have old programs, maps, and admission tickets.
To see more photographs of Dover Days, view the Dover Days album on our Facebook page.