During the American Civil War, Delaware was just as divided as the rest of the nation. While being home to abolitionists, Underground Railroad conductors, and many volunteers, Delaware was also a border state and resisted the final termination of slavery. Harold Hancock discusses Delaware’s political climate during the Civil War and the social and economic […]
The Delaware Public Archives is Pleased to Announce the Digital Release of The Abram H. Draper Collection
The Delaware Public Archives is pleased to announce the digital release of “The Abram H. Draper Collection.” This unique collection consists of 34 pieces of correspondence including letters and poetry from Sergeant Abram H. Draper to his wife Anna M. Wiley Draper during the American Civil War. The content ranges from detailed descriptions of Draper’s […]
DNREC’s Fort Delaware State Park to host second of two annual Civil War-era P.O.W. weekends Aug. 11-12
DNREC’s Fort Delaware State Park will host the second of the park’s two annual prisoner-of-war (P.O.W.) living history weekends at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11 and 12.
Fort Delaware State Park will host two-day prisoner-of-war (P.O.W.) living history weekends on July 14 and 15, and on August 11 and 12. Events begin at 10 a.m. both days of each weekend.
DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation to feature Victorian Kids Fest on June 16 at Fort Delaware State Park
DNREC’s Fort Delaware State Park will host its annual Victorian Kids Fest from noon-3 p.m., Saturday, June 16. This special event is a collaborative program offered by the Fort Delaware Society and Fort Delaware State Park.