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  Category: Delaware Heritage Commission


Heritage Commission Book of the Week: GATH’s Literary Work and Folk

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, June 13, 2022

George Alfred Townsend, known by his pen-name Gath, was one of Delaware’s most famous writers of the 19th century. Born the son of a Methodist pastor in Georgetown, Townsend would work as a war correspondent during the Civil War, write for several newspapers, and publish several books, both fictional and biographical. Many of Gath’s works […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week: William Hare Master Potter

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, June 6, 2022

William Hare operated the largest pottery business in Delaware, despite not having a large, industrialized operation. Christopher Espenshade’s study of Hare’s work provides insight into Delaware’s pottery industry, 19th-century changes in pottery products, and the development of the modern city of Wilmington. William Hare: Master Potter of Wilmington, Delaware, 1839-1885 – by Christopher Espenshade   […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week: Pierre S. du Pont IV: Governor of Delaware 1977-1985

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

When Pete DuPont was elected governor in 1977, Delaware was facing and severe economic downturn, substantial budget deficits, and the second-highest unemployment rate in the nation. Despite these challenges, the DuPont administration would achieve long-lasting solutions to the State’s woes and improve the lives of Delaware’s citizens. Larry Nagengast’s history of the DuPont administration is […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week: East of the Mason-Dixon Line by Roger E. Nathan

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, May 23, 2022

Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution but possibly the last state to settle its boundaries. Delaware has the distinction of the being the only state with a round border and the only state that lies completely east of the Mason-Dixon Line. Roger E. Nathan’s work discusses how Delaware’s territory changed during the […]




DE Heritage Commission Book of the Week: Captain Thomas Macdonough

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, May 16, 2022

The son of a Delaware Revolutionary War veteran, Thomas Macdonough would serve with distinction in the War of 1812. After the climactic Battle of Lake Champlain, Macdonough would go down in history as one of Delaware greatest military heroes. In her biography, Virginia M. Burdick discusses the life and times of Captain Macdonough and tells […]







  Category: Delaware Heritage Commission


Heritage Commission Book of the Week: GATH’s Literary Work and Folk

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, June 13, 2022

George Alfred Townsend, known by his pen-name Gath, was one of Delaware’s most famous writers of the 19th century. Born the son of a Methodist pastor in Georgetown, Townsend would work as a war correspondent during the Civil War, write for several newspapers, and publish several books, both fictional and biographical. Many of Gath’s works […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week: William Hare Master Potter

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, June 6, 2022

William Hare operated the largest pottery business in Delaware, despite not having a large, industrialized operation. Christopher Espenshade’s study of Hare’s work provides insight into Delaware’s pottery industry, 19th-century changes in pottery products, and the development of the modern city of Wilmington. William Hare: Master Potter of Wilmington, Delaware, 1839-1885 – by Christopher Espenshade   […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week: Pierre S. du Pont IV: Governor of Delaware 1977-1985

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

When Pete DuPont was elected governor in 1977, Delaware was facing and severe economic downturn, substantial budget deficits, and the second-highest unemployment rate in the nation. Despite these challenges, the DuPont administration would achieve long-lasting solutions to the State’s woes and improve the lives of Delaware’s citizens. Larry Nagengast’s history of the DuPont administration is […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week: East of the Mason-Dixon Line by Roger E. Nathan

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, May 23, 2022

Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution but possibly the last state to settle its boundaries. Delaware has the distinction of the being the only state with a round border and the only state that lies completely east of the Mason-Dixon Line. Roger E. Nathan’s work discusses how Delaware’s territory changed during the […]




DE Heritage Commission Book of the Week: Captain Thomas Macdonough

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, May 16, 2022

The son of a Delaware Revolutionary War veteran, Thomas Macdonough would serve with distinction in the War of 1812. After the climactic Battle of Lake Champlain, Macdonough would go down in history as one of Delaware greatest military heroes. In her biography, Virginia M. Burdick discusses the life and times of Captain Macdonough and tells […]