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Delaware Heritage Commission’s Book of the Week Celebrating Black History Month

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Friday, February 18, 2022

Continuing our celebration of Black History Month, the Delaware Heritage Commission is proud to present our Book of the Week: “A History of African Americans of Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore” – by Carole C. Marks, Editor   You can view a PDF version of this book here.   SYNOPSIS: The history of African Americans […]




In observance of Black History Month, The Delaware Heritage Commission presents our Book of the Week

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2022

In observance of Black History Month, The Delaware Heritage Commission is proud to present our Book of the Week: African American Education in Delaware: A History Through Photographs 1865-1930 – by Dr. Bradley Skelcher.   You can view a PDF version of this book here.   SYNOPSIS: At the beginning of the twentieth century, it […]




The Delaware Public Archives unveils the Abraham Shadd Family Historical Marker

Delaware Public Archives | News | Date Posted: Friday, February 4, 2022

The Delaware Public Archives was proud to unveil its newest State of Delaware Historical Marker on Wednesday, February 3, 2022, in Wilmington, Delaware honoring the Abraham Shadd Family.   A cobbler by day and an abolitionist by night, Abraham Shadd lived in Wilmington, Delaware in the early 19th Century with his family.  Shadd owned several […]




Indian Mission School Historical Marker Dedicated

Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Delaware Public Archives was proud to join with Nanticoke Indian Tribe Chief Natosha Norwood Carmine, members of the Delaware General Assembly, and more than 125 guests and friends as they unveiled a new Delaware historical marker on Monday, November 15, 2021. The new Indian Mission School historical marker details the school that was founded […]




Block House Pond Delaware Historical Marker Unveiling

Delaware Public Archives | News | Date Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2021

More than fifty-five friends, dignitaries and guests gathered in Lewes, Delaware on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 to celebrate the unveiling of the Delaware Public Archives’ newest marker that commemorates the Block House Pond. Block House Pond, a natural spring-fed pond was named for a nearby blockhouse that was built to protect Lewes in the 1670s. […]







  Category: Delaware Public Archives


Delaware Heritage Commission’s Book of the Week Celebrating Black History Month

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Friday, February 18, 2022

Continuing our celebration of Black History Month, the Delaware Heritage Commission is proud to present our Book of the Week: “A History of African Americans of Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore” – by Carole C. Marks, Editor   You can view a PDF version of this book here.   SYNOPSIS: The history of African Americans […]




In observance of Black History Month, The Delaware Heritage Commission presents our Book of the Week

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2022

In observance of Black History Month, The Delaware Heritage Commission is proud to present our Book of the Week: African American Education in Delaware: A History Through Photographs 1865-1930 – by Dr. Bradley Skelcher.   You can view a PDF version of this book here.   SYNOPSIS: At the beginning of the twentieth century, it […]




The Delaware Public Archives unveils the Abraham Shadd Family Historical Marker

Delaware Public Archives | News | Date Posted: Friday, February 4, 2022

The Delaware Public Archives was proud to unveil its newest State of Delaware Historical Marker on Wednesday, February 3, 2022, in Wilmington, Delaware honoring the Abraham Shadd Family.   A cobbler by day and an abolitionist by night, Abraham Shadd lived in Wilmington, Delaware in the early 19th Century with his family.  Shadd owned several […]




Indian Mission School Historical Marker Dedicated

Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Delaware Public Archives was proud to join with Nanticoke Indian Tribe Chief Natosha Norwood Carmine, members of the Delaware General Assembly, and more than 125 guests and friends as they unveiled a new Delaware historical marker on Monday, November 15, 2021. The new Indian Mission School historical marker details the school that was founded […]




Block House Pond Delaware Historical Marker Unveiling

Delaware Public Archives | News | Date Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2021

More than fifty-five friends, dignitaries and guests gathered in Lewes, Delaware on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 to celebrate the unveiling of the Delaware Public Archives’ newest marker that commemorates the Block House Pond. Block House Pond, a natural spring-fed pond was named for a nearby blockhouse that was built to protect Lewes in the 1670s. […]