The 1935 Blue Hen Yearbook of Delaware College

The Delaware Historical Society possesses an outstanding collection of original school yearbooks. Each month we highlight a few classes from schools throughout the State of Delaware. Images in this post can be magnified by clicking on the image, clicking again on  ‘view full size’ (bottom right in slide show) and clicking a third time on … More The 1935 Blue Hen Yearbook of Delaware College

Fallen Heroes

Our friends in the community have provided the Delaware Historical Society with many treasures and unique resources throughout our 175 years of existence. Today we spotlight a moving recent gift to the library collection by Timothy R. Wildey.  Approximately seven months ago, in late September, 2016, three courageous Delaware Firefighters lost their lives due to … More Fallen Heroes

Delaware’s Destiny Determined By Lewes

William Penn, proprietor of Pennsylvania  and Lord Baltimore, proprietor of Maryland battled in English courts over land rights in colonial America. The 1631 Dutch village of Swanendael, which later became Lewes, Delaware,  became the determining factor is Penn’s court victory. Today we spotlight a 2013 publication by Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland which … More Delaware’s Destiny Determined By Lewes