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Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 10:30 am
During the American Revolution, the smallpox epidemic was a major issue for both soldiers and civilians throughout the country. In this program, Dr. Stephanie Holyfield will discuss the impact of smallpox in the American Revolution. This presentation will provide information about the history of the disease during the colonial era, George Washington’s decision to inoculate the army, and how this epidemic threatened the outcome of the war.
Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 10:30 am
What is Trench Art? 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 Leister will be presenting a program about this type of art which became popular during World War I and is currently on display at the Delaware Public Archives.
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10:30 am
Looking for a way to preserve your photos and videos for future generations to see? Connor Graham of the Delaware Public Archives will present how to preserve items such as old photographs, documents, and digitized memories. This program will highlight some of the cost-effective steps every home archivist can take to preserve those precious family records.