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If you were born, married, or attended public school in Delaware, eventually the Delaware Public Archives will have a record of you. On Saturday, June 1, at 10:30 a.m. the staff of the Delaware Public Archives will conduct a tour of this remarkable facility. This annual “behind the scenes” tour of the building, conducted by Tom Summers, offers the public a rare opportunity to learn more about the role of the Archives, and see how the Archives preserves and protects the records that are important to every Delawarean. Archives Director Stephen M. Marz notes that “many people who have toured the Archives are surprised by the amount of documents and photographs that are stored at the facility. Because the Delaware Public Archives serves as the official government repository for state, county and local government records, the Archives is well known as a valuable resource for researchers, genealogists, and historians.” Part of the tour will include a viewing of the new exhibit featuring the George and Irene Caley Postcard Collection. The tour is free to the public. No reservations are required.
A native of Milford, Tom Summers is a 13th generation Delawarean and has been with the Delaware Public Archives for more than 20 years. Currently the Manager of Outreach Services, Summers has conducted more than 500 tours of the facility since it opened in 2001.
Come on a tour of the Archives and learn what popular phrase has its origins in the type of documents seen in the photograph.