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In this program, local historian Lew Miller will discuss the sudden rise of Abraham Lincoln to the Presidency. How did this unknown former congressman pull off such a great upset? What events led southerners to the brink of secession? Lincoln was a brilliant politician but his rise to the presidency could not have happened without both mistakes by his rivals for the Republican nomination and circumstances beyond his control. The story of how he became president involves powerful personalities, a nation in crisis, and a few chance events.
Due to current coronavirus restrictions the Delaware Public Archives will be presenting its August First Saturday program in an online format only. Titled “Left Newport … Before Daylight and March’d to Chads Ford”: The Landscape of Conflict before the Battle of Brandywine, 1777, the program focuses on archaeology found at the site of the Revolutionary […]
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On Saturday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will present a program that commemorates Delaware’s 100th anniversary of women’s struggle for the right to vote. During the spring of 1920, all political eyes were on the First State. The General Assembly was meeting in special session to consider ratifying the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women’s constitutional right to vote.
On Saturday, January 4, 10:30 a.m., President Robert Clark of Wesley College will speak at the Delaware Public Archives on the role of Submarine Operations during World War II.
On Saturday, November 2, at 10:30 a.m. the Delaware Public Archives will commemorate Native American Heritage month with a presentation by Dennis J. Coker, Principal Chief of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware.