Heritage Commission Book of the Week: The Adams Home Farm of Northwest Fork Hundred

In this monograph, Catherine Adams Masek examines the life and times of the Adams family and the farm they’ve lived on for seven generations. In fact, the farm has been continuously operated by the same family since 1862! Including original family photographs, this is an incredible story of family and tradition, through the lens of rural Delaware.
 
The Adams Home Farm of Northwest Fork Hundred
– by Catherine A. Masek

 

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Heritage Commission’s Book of the Week: The Perennial Apprentice

Delaware’s history can be found all around us, not only in textbooks, but in the buildings and homes that we live and work in. Our state’s architecture has been influenced by several hundred years of growth, development, and cultural exchange, and many of these historic buildings are still standing in our towns and communities. George F. Bennett’s “The Perennial Apprentice” discusses Delaware’s architecture, from early settlement to the 20th century. Featuring photographs and illustrations of buildings from all over the state, this book is sure to be a hit with historians and craftsmen alike.
 
The Perennial Apprentice: 60 Year Scrapbook of Architecture, 1916 to 1976
– by George Fletcher Bennett

 

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Heritage Commission Book of the Week: Gov. Charles L. Terry – Oral History Series

Our Oral History continues this week with its fourth installment: Governor Charles Terry. This volume was written by Ned Davis, Governor Terry’s Press Secretary, and contains a study of Governor Terry and his administration, using oral histories, interviews with members of the administration, and Davis’ personal recollections.
– by Ned Davis

 

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Heritage Commission Book of the Week: Russell W. Peterson

Continuing our Oral History series, this week’s Heritage Commission’s Book of the Week is, Russell W. Peterson: Governor of Delaware, 1969-1973. A reformer and an energetic leader, you can read for yourself the story of Peterson’s administration in the words of those who made it a success.
– by Christopher L. Perry

 

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Heritage Commission Book of the Week: Sherman W. Tribbitt

This week we continue the Delaware Heritage Commission’s Oral History Series with Governor Sherman W. Tribbitt. Compiled using interviews conducted with Tribbitt and his colleagues, this book details the accomplishments and controversies of the governor’s administration.
– by Roger A. Martin

 

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