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 Blog Posts Categorized With: "Delaware History"

Date Posted: Friday, May 25th, 2018

On Saturday, June 2, 10:30 a.m., Lucas R. Clawson will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives about the Du Pont Company and its role during the American Civil War. Du Pont was the nation’s most prominent black powder manufacturer on the eve of the conflict between the North and the South. When fighting […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

On Saturday, March 3, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will celebrate Women’s History month by hosting a presentation titled “Silent Sentinels.” This program, presented by Dr. Cynthia Newton of Wesley College, will focus on women in history who exercised political power before they legally had any political rights. She will discuss historical examples, such […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, December 21st, 2017

In 2017 the Delaware Department of Transportation celebrated 100 years of service to the residents of Delaware and all who travel through the First State. On Saturday, January 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 first 100 years […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

On Saturday, October 7, 10:30 a.m. Kevin Barni, Historical Marker Program Coordinator at the Delaware Public Archives, will present a program at the Archives about the importance of cemetery research. Both professional and amateur genealogists have spent countless hours documenting local cemeteries. Their contributions provide insight on the people interred there, and the visible landscape. […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

On Saturday, September 2, 10:30 a.m. historian Kim Burdick will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives about Delaware during the American Revolution. How did Delawareans react in 1777 when an invading British army of 17,000 soldiers landed near Delaware at the Head of the Elk River to march to Philadelphia? What strategic maneuvers […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, February 25th, 2016

On Thursday morning, February 25, Governor Jack A. Markell honored Robin Brown, Richard B. Carter, and Harry F. Themal as the latest recipients of the Governor’s Heritage Award in a ceremony held at the Buena Vista Conference Center. Established in 2003 by the Office of the Secretary of State, the Governor’s Heritage Award is given to […]

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Date Posted: Friday, February 20th, 2015

On Monday night, February 23, 6:30 p.m., Tom Summers, Outreach Services Manager at the Delaware Public Archives, will be speaking at the Lewes Public Library in Lewes, Delaware. Summers will be presenting a program titled “More Treasures of the Delaware Public Archives.” While the Delaware Public Archives has presented its original “Treasures” program for many […]

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Date Posted: Monday, November 24th, 2014

To help us get in the Thanksgiving spirit, we took a look back at former Delaware governors’ Thanksgiving proclamations.

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Date Posted: Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Sarah Denison, processing archivist Tomorrow Delawareans up and down the state will head to polling places to cast their vote in the midterm election. Not sure who to vote for? For hundreds of years political parties and special-interest groups have issued flyers endorsing candidates. Check out these tickets from the 1800s. They won’t help you make a decision tomorrow, but […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

This blog is part of a special behind the scenes series for Archives Month. Kate Fair, markers coordinator Delaware has over 570 historical markers located throughout the state. Historical markers are first proposed by members of the public, vetted for historical significance by the Delaware Public Archives, and financially sponsored by state senators and representatives. The Delaware Historical […]

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