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Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 10:30 am
Presenter: Lucas R. Clawson
The du Pont family have been closely tied to Delaware history from 1802 to the present. But have you ever wondered who they are? How they came to Delaware and ended up running one of the nation’s most prominent chemical companies? Lucas R. Clawson will help answer these questions and discuss the du Pont family and their place in Delaware history.
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10:30 am
Presenter: Tamara Jubilee-Shaw
In the pre-integration era of the 20th century, there were very few places for people of color to go for entertainment and hotel accommodations. Because of this, Rosedale Beach was a destination point for many people along the East Coast. The resort featured a hotel, boardwalk, dance hall, picnic and beach area, campground and amusement park. Well-known artists such as Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Wonder performed at the resort. Presented by Tamara Jubilee-Shaw, this program will examine the history of this special Delaware resort.
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 2:30 pm
The June meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2:00 p.m. at the Delaware Public Archives. A non-profit organization for people who have an interest in genealogy, this group meets every other month at the Delaware Public Archives beginning in October and ending in June. The public is welcome to all meetings and guests are encouraged.
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 10:30 am
Presenter: Kathy Canavan
Among the persons this presentation will focus upon are the first female theaters owner in America, the First Lady who was committed to a mental hospital, the assaulted and abused slave who became a university department head, and the young woman who married her old boyfriend after an ill-fated affair with assassin John Wilkes Booth. All these women’s lives were upended in the split second when Booth killed President Lincoln. For them, the tragedy never ended. Presented by Kathryn Canavan, author of Lincoln’s Final Hours, this program will be a preview of her next publication about the forgotten women of the Lincoln assassination.