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The War of 1812 Comes to Lewes

On Saturday, January 7, 10:30 a.m., Mike DiPaolo, Executive Director of the Lewes Historical Society, will be presenting a program at the Delaware Public Archives entitled “The War of 1812 Comes to Lewes.”  With the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 taking place in 2012, this program will address the 1813 attack on Lewes […]



Delaware Mills

Did you know that one of the most frequently asked research questions is regarding mills? From the DuPont powder mills to the grist and flour mills, it’s not just scholars who are interested; every day citizens also seem to be fascinated by mills and the stories about them. We had some more people in yesterday […]



Recent Donation Includes Additional Gems

While the recent donation from Mildred Hicks of Florida included the Buckson Papers, a collection of original letters written by her great-grandfather Stephen Buckson during his time serving in a Delaware unit during the Civil War, Mrs. Hicks also sent other materials that citizens will find interesting.  Because her family vacationed in the Bowers Beach […]



Looking for Primary Sources about the Civil War? Check Out the Delaware Public Archives Website

The official sesquicentennial commemoration of the American Civil War kicked off today with a ceremony held at the Delaware Public Archives.  Attended by Governor Jack Markell, the event highlights the new online exhibit of Civil War holdings from the collections of the Archives.  This new online feature (which went live today!) on the website CivilWar.delaware.gov includes […]



Hail To The Chief!

Today is President’s Day. It’s where we take a few minutes to remember the great leaders of our country. Have you ever wondered how many presidents have been to Delaware?  You’d probably be surprised.  Most Delawareans are well aware of more recent presidential visits like President Obama, President Clinton, and President Bush (both of them). […]



Got The Winter Blahs?

We had a couple come in the other day with a case of the winter blues.  They had seen the article in the newspapers about the Harold Purnell photograph collection being completed.  So they thought they’d come in and look at some old photographs to see if they could shake their blues away.  Boy did […]



Mom, What’s A Christmas Seal?

That’s exactly the question a little girl from Dover asked the other day. It seems her mother collects them.  She dropped by to see if we had any information that would help explain it. She was amazed to see that we have records from the Anti-Tuberculosis Society, which include scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and some of […]



New Accessions at The Delaware Public Archives

Thanks to the financial generosity of the Friends of the Delaware Archives, we have attained two important Delaware related items.  The first item is a picture of Governor William Cannon who served as Governor of the First State during the Civil War from 1863 to 1865. The second item is a booklet entitled “A Brief […]



The Chicken is Ready!!

Have you ever been driving along and smelled chicken barbequing?  Did it make you want chicken or make you start thinking about chicken?  Have you ever seen a frying pan big enough that a man could lay down in it? Well then this weekend you will think  you have died and gone to chicken heaven! […]



New Video focuses on Census

The latest Inside the DPA video has been published to YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAin4U4VblQ.  This newest installment, number 10 in the series, focuses on the United States Census and the valuable genealogical information one can gleam from this source.  This video was the first one that featured an off-site shoot.  We’d like to thank the Dunham family […]






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