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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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In 2019, the Delaware Department of Transportation marks 102 years of service to the residents of Delaware and all who travel throughout the First State. On Saturday, April 6, at 10:30 a.m. Jennifer Cohan, Secretary of Delaware Department of Transportation will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives focusing on the history of this […]Read More
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