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From the Archives Blog


Latest posts from the Archives Blog

The Forgotten Women of the Lincoln Assassination

On Saturday, March 2, 10:30 a.m. author Kathy Canavan will return to the Delaware Public Archives to present a program titled “The Forgotten Women of the Lincoln Assassination.” Among the persons this presentation will focus upon are the first female theater owner in America, the First Lady who was committed to a mental institution, the […]

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The du Pont Family: A Brief Introduction

The du Pont family has 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? On Saturday, January 5, 10:30 a.m., at the Delaware Public Archives, Lucas R. Clawson […]

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