Our yearbook highlight this week is “The Statesman”, published by the student body of Delaware State College, n.k.a. Delaware State University. DSU was established May 15, 1891, by the Delaware General Assembly. In 1893, to more clearly distinguish the school from Delaware College in Newark, the school was formally renamed the State College for Colored … More The Bicentennial Year at Delaware State University
We tour the life and times of Wilmington High School in 1993 this week. The school was located on Lancaster Avenue at DuPont Road in northern Delaware. Several unique segments are presented in the school’s yearbook “Beyond Imagination” such as “If I Had A Million Dollars”, “Did You Know?” ,”Adopt a Freshman” and “My Favorite … More A Visit To Wilmington High School in the 1990’s
Our featured book collection item this week is the catalog of a 1979 exhibition on Wilmington, Delaware Artist Jefferson Davis Chalfant. A brief description of the artist and examples of his work are provided below.
Today we tour a John F. Kennedy era Delaware High School, as seen through the Green Leaf yearbook of Mount Pleasant High, in Bellefonte, Delaware.
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
In the mid 1970s, the Delaware Historical Society acquired 503 Market Street as a gift from an anonymous donor. It’s a small building adjacent to the Research Library. Although it has been part of the library for many years, that wasn’t its original use after it come to the Society. From the late 1970s until … More 1979: Wilmington Garden Center
After several years of shrinking membership and low attendance at monthly meetings, late in 1909 the Society realized that it needed to do something to get back on track. Current members were encouraged to become more active and new members were sought out. Over 200 new members were nominated for membership, with 176 of them … More 1909: A Revival of the Society