The Bicentennial Year at Delaware State University

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

A Visit To Wilmington High School in the 1990’s

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

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