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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dawn Mitchell, supervisor, Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room That’s what the Harrington Raceway track announcer will be saying around 7:30 on Monday night when the country’s top pacers will be set to do battle in the 8th Annual Bobby Quillen Memorial Pace. This race honors longtime Delaware legislator Bobby Quillen. Representative Quillen was […]
Sarah Denison, processing archivist Today is the 50th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Cape May – Lewes Ferry. Operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, the fleet carries passengers and automobiles on the 80 minute journey across the mouth of the Delaware Bay 13 times a day on peak summer weekends. We’ve found some […]
Sarah Denison, processing archivist This year marks the 65th and final year of the Delmarva Chicken Festival. Started in 1948, the Delmarva Chicken Festival is a celebration of the area’s poultry industry. Over the years, people flocked to the festival to see the world’s largest frying pan. With a 10 foot diameter and weighing […]
The Delaware Public Archives dedicated a new historic marker at the New Castle County Workhouse last week honoring the women who worked at the Workhouse as armed guards during World War II.
The Delaware Public Archives would like to wish Vice President Joe Biden a Happy Birthday. Vice President Biden served as our United States Senator from 1973- 2009. To see some pictures of Joe, take a look at the Facebook album we posted a few years back honoring one of Delaware’s favorite sons.