Environmentalism in the First State: The Struggle to Protect Natural Resources in Delaware

Our book collection highlight this week is a sensitive and expansive study by William Williams of the precarious balance between natural resources and man’s presence in the First State. The influence on environmental policy by former Governors Carvel, Peterson, DuPont, Castle and Carper are provided.

Claymont High School on the Eve of the “Summer of Love”, 1967

It’s 1967. The Vietnam War is raging. By the end of the year, approximately 474,000 U.S. soldiers are in Vietnam. President Johnson announces his plan for a lottery for conscription into the military. “The Draft” leads to virulent anti-war protests by the end of the year. In San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park approximately 30,000 take … More Claymont High School on the Eve of the “Summer of Love”, 1967

The Grand Experience

A wonderful book written by Jewish cultural scholar Toni Young on the long history of one of the cultural jewels of northern Delaware- the Grand Opera House, is featured today. The Grand continues to offer the very best in all forms of live music and entertainment to Delaware’s culturally engaged citizens. Grab a bite to … More The Grand Experience

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