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Lieutenant Governor Denn Proclaims February as African American History Month in Delaware

Delaware Lt. Governor Matt Denn joined Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock today during a public ceremony to declare February 2014 as African American History Month. The ceremony was held at the Delaware Public Archives and this year’s announcement was special because 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the monumental Brown v. Board of Education ruling […]



How Do I Preserve My Documents, Photographs and Digital Memories?

Looking for a way to preserve all those holiday photos and videos for future generations to see? On Saturday, January 4 at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will show how to preserve items such as old photographs, documents and digitized memories on CDs, DVDs, and flash drives. This workshop will provide you with the […]



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.    



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 […]



New Exhibit – Houses of Worship: The African American Experience in Delaware

New Exhibit – Houses of Worship: The African American Experience in Delaware   This week the Delaware Public Archives officially opened our new exhibit entitled, “Houses of Worship: The African American Experience in Delaware”. Governor Jack Markell made an appearance and signed a proclamation declaring February, African American History Month. The opening of the exhibit […]



Archives to Feature Black Methodism in Delaware Program on February 2

On February 2 at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will, as part of its celebration of African American History month, be hosting a program by Syl Woolford of Newark entitled “The History of Black Methodism in Delaware.” John Wesley, in his vision of the Methodist Episcopal Church, established a denomination in which all human […]



How to Preserve Your Documents, Photographs, and Digital Memories?

Last Saturday’s (Jan. 5) program at the Delaware Public Archives about How to Preserve Your Documents, Photographs, and Digital Memories was extremely well received.  However, a large number of citizens contacted the Archives to say they couldn’t make it to the presentation.  We have attached links to both of the prezi programs presented by Archives staff member […]



How Do I Preserve My Documents, Photographs, and Digital Memories?

Looking for a way to preserve all those holiday photos and videos for future generations to see? On Saturday, January 5 at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will present a program to show how to preserve items such as old photographs, documents, and digitized memories on CDs, DVDs, and flash drives. This workshop will […]



The War of 1812 Comes to the Delaware Public Archives

2012 marks the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. An exhibit about this war sometimes referred to as the Second Revolutionary War in America, will be put on display at the Delaware Public Archives starting June18th. The exhibit will present some of the Archive’s finest documents relating to the war, along with highlighting a few […]



What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?

On Saturday, March 3, 10:30 a.m., Richard E. Gillespie, Executive Director of TIGHAR (The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery), based in Wilmington, Delaware, will be presenting a program at the Delaware Public Archives entitled “What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?”  2012 marks the 75th anniversary of her disappearance. In 1937, Amelia Earhart set out […]






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