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DuPont and the Manhattan Project

On Saturday, August 3, at 10:30 a.m. Hagley Museum Historian Lucas R. Clawson will return to the Delaware Public Archives to present a program about the DuPont Company’s role in the creation of America’s first atom bomb. The DuPont Company played a major part in arming and equipping America’s military during World War II. Though […]


This was once the home of John Jakob Raskob (1879-1950), financier, DuPont and General Motors Executive, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and developer of the Empire State Building. Known as “The Patio,” his palatial home was constructed 1916-1918 in a style befitting his position in Wilmington Society. The name “Archmere” was given to the […]

Booker T. Washington School

On November 13, 1922, 210 children and 6 teachers marched from two old school buildings located on Slaughter Street and Division Street to a new school for African- American students in Dover. Funding for the building was provided by the Delaware School Auxiliary Association, through the generosity of P. S. duPont. The school was named […]

One Love Park

NCC-216: Originally named Tatnall Street Playground in 1907, this park is located across the street from the home at 2311 Tatnall Street that singer-songwriter Bob Marley occupied with his mother in 1966. In order to raise funds to start his own record label in Jamaica, Marley assumed the alias “Donald Marley” and worked as a […]