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 Blog Posts Categorized With: "Events at the Archives"

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

In celebration of Black History month, we have created an online display, “Delta Sigma Theta & The March for Women’s Suffrage.”

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Date Posted: Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

During the 17th-century, Anglo-European settlers established colonies throughout the Delaware Valley. The century saw the establishment of colonial societies in what became one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. These complex cultural and social interactions continued well after Delaware, known then as the “Lower Counties” of Pennsylvania, became an English colony in 1664. Integrating information from archaeological and historic research, this presentation will examine what life was like on this frontier in what is now central Delaware. Discussed will be such topics as the pattern of settlement, landscape and environmental adaptations, immigration, family and household structure, transportation networks, and material culture.

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Date Posted: Saturday, September 5th, 2020

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.

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Date Posted: Saturday, August 1st, 2020

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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Date Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Researchers who wish to perform research on site may make an appointment by calling (302) 744-5000 or e-mailing

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Date Posted: Monday, March 16th, 2020

Due to the unprecedend Coronavirus pandemic and the recommendations by the CDC, we have decided to postpone our First Saturday Program on April 4th.

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Date Posted: Thursday, February 27th, 2020

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.

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Date Posted: Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

On Saturday, February 1, at 10:30 a.m. the Delaware Public Archives will commemorate African American History Month with a special program led by Dr. Donald Blakey.

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Date Posted: Thursday, December 26th, 2019

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.

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Date Posted: Thursday, October 24th, 2019

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.

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