The Delaware Historical Society’s project to conserve two iconic Delaware Civil War relics, the regimental and federal flags of the First Delaware Regiment, has reached a successful conclusion and we are so excited to have both of the conserved flags back home again! This important project, which began back in January 2014 as a way … More Precious Relics Returned
Here at the Delaware Historical Society, our diverse collections are at the heart of what we do and they attract history lovers of all stripes. We dearly love our research visitors but, every so often, it’s nice when our collections inspire something a little different. This month, I was delighted that one very special item, … More A Special Reunion for Miss Nagano
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2013, the Delaware Historical Society kicked off a year-long project honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his celebrated I Have a Dream speech. The project is to take place in three phases. The first phase involved the Delaware Historical Society’s education staff and the Center for African … More Sewing Together History: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
So far, June is shaping up to be a busy month here at the Delaware Historical Society and we have started it on a high note with the kick off of the Sampler Archive Project here in Delaware. This project, a collaboration between the University of Delaware’s WinterthurProgram in American Material Culture, the University of … More The Sampler Archive Project Kicks Off at the Delaware Historical Society
Fans are often a hot favorite when it comes to historic fashion accessories, but this month the Delaware Historical Society had the opportunity to play host to the biggest fan “fan club” of them all, the Fan Association of North America, who were visiting Wilmington for their annual convention. As part of their schedule of … More A Visit from the Fan Club
2013 is shaping up to be a busy year for us here at DHS. We have many exciting programs in the works, and that means there’s lots to do! This month, we’ve been fortunate to have the help of three interns. Not only is it wonderful to have the extra pairs of hands, but we … More The Intern Files: Part I
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over two years since we launched our online catalog project here at the Delaware Historical Society. The project, which was supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, provided funding for software, computer equipment, and, most importantly, the staff time needed to catalog the … More Online Catalog Project wraps up at DHS