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 Blog Posts Categorized With: "Events at the Archives"

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

The Delaware Public Archives will host a program focusing on the history and characteristics of Trench Art on Saturday, September 1, 10:30 a.m. Defined as artwork that was created by military personnel or civilian artisans, Trench Art was usually produced from discarded or pilfered military equipment. Former director of the Air Mobility Command Museum Mike […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

On Saturday, August 4, at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will host a program about the role of smallpox during the American Revolution. While the War for Independence raged throughout America, the smallpox epidemic was a major issue for both soldiers and civilians. In this program, Dr. Stephanie Holyfield will discuss the impact of […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 is one of the most popular and valued genealogical tools in the world. Understanding and maximizing its usefulness is essential in order to efficiently search and record your family’s history. On Saturday, July 7, at 10:30 a.m. professional genealogist Sydney F. Cruice Dixon will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives in which […]

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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, March 29th, 2018

On Saturday, April 7, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will present a program titled “The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of his assassination in 1968. Presented by Rev. Dr. John Moore, Sr. this program will focus on Dr. King’s life from his youth in Georgia, his […]

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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, January 25th, 2018

On Saturday, February 3, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will celebrate African American History Month by hosting a program titled “The Tuskegee Airmen.” During the Second World War, a question was raised and answered conclusively in a military initiative that later became known as the “Tuskegee Experience.” Our nation’s first African-American military aviators, the […]

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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: Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

 On Saturday, November 4, at 10:30 a.m. Bill Hutchison of the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives focusing on how the Kalmar Nyckel operated, with special emphasis on the navigation of the vessel, and the firing of the ship’s guns. Segments of a new film about the ship will […]

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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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