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Celebrating the History of the Delaware Department of Transportation

In 2019, the Delaware Department of Transportation marks 102 years of service to the residents of Delaware and all who travel throughout the First State. On Saturday, April 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 history of this […]



Celebrate Dover Days with Two Tours of the Delaware Public Archives

A Dover Tour of the Delaware Public Archives On Monday, May 2, at 6:00 p.m., the Delaware Public Archives will offer a special evening program titled “A Dover Tour of the Delaware Public Archives.” While featuring all the traditional components of a “behind the scenes” tour of the facility, this visit will include documents, maps, […]



Delaware Public Archives to Feature “Behind the Scenes” Tour for Dover Days

If you were born, married, or attended public school in Delaware, eventually the Delaware Public Archives (DPA) will receive the information that documents these important events. On Saturday, May 2, 1:30 p.m. the staff of the Archives will conduct a tour of this remarkable facility. This annual “behind the scenes” tour of the building, conducted […]



“More Treasures of the Archives” Program Coming to the Lewes Public Library on Monday Night

On Monday night, February 23, 6:30 p.m., Tom Summers, Outreach Services Manager at the Delaware Public Archives, will be speaking at the Lewes Public Library in Lewes, Delaware. Summers will be presenting a program titled “More Treasures of the Delaware Public Archives.” While the Delaware Public Archives has presented its original “Treasures” program for many […]



The History of Farming in Delaware

Farming and its related agricultural industries have been a major force in the social, cultural, and economic history of Delaware. Today, agriculture remains the state’s largest industry, generating over $1 billion in income from an array of crops, poultry, and livestock. On Saturday, August 2, at 10:30 a.m., Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee, will […]



The “Wooden World Revealed”: The Archaeology and History of His Majesty’s Sloop of War DeBraak

The wars on land and sea during the late eighteenth century were an important part of Atlantic history, and unite the naval and maritime histories of many countries around the world. Consequently, a British warship named the DeBraak was escorting and protecting a convoy of British and American merchant ships en route to the United […]



The Delaware Public Archives Salutes President John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The Delaware Public Archives honors the achievements and memory of our 35th President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination (November 22, 1963). This DPA photograph shows the ribbon cutting at the Delaware Turnpike (I-95) Dedication Ceremony on November 14, 1963. Eight days later, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.    



The Notorious Story of Patty Cannon: Separating Fact from Fiction

In the early nineteenth century, Patty Cannon was the alleged leader of a notorious gang in Sussex County that was known for kidnapping possibly hundreds of free African Americans for sale into slavery. Featured on an episode of the PBS series “History Detectives,” and the subject of numerous fictional and non-fiction accounts, Cannon’s life and […]



Delaware Public Archives to Feature “Behind the Scenes” Tour

If you were born, married, or attended public school in Delaware, eventually the Delaware Public Archives will have a record of you. On Saturday, June 1, at 10:30 a.m. the staff of the Delaware Public Archives will conduct a tour of this remarkable facility. This annual “behind the scenes” tour of the building, conducted by […]



National Monuments in Delaware!

A proclamation signed by President Obama yesterday designated three sites in Delaware as a National Monument. The Dover Green, New Castle County Court House Complex and Woodlawn, a scenic tract of land east of the Brandywine River and north of Brandywine Creek State Park, make up The First State’s first National Monument.  The President designated […]






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