We offer the military service records of Guy Stollenwerck (pictured), Thomas Smith, and African American John Burres in this post. The “Wilmington Morning News” will be our feature daily newspaper for the foreseeable future, replacing the “Sunday Star” which has served us well for coverage of WWI. The Wilmington News was a daily paper … More 100 Years Ago Today; Remembering The First World War in Delaware.
Wilmington Friends School is a preschool-12th grade school in Alapocas, just outside Wilmington, Delaware. The school was founded in 1748 by members of the Wilmington Monthly Meeting of Friends (a.k.a. Quakers). The Society of Friends is a Christian denomination founded in the mid 1600’s by George Fox in England. One of the most famous Quakers … More Wilmington Friends School, 1967
We remember WWI Delaware Servicemen James Erwin Swift of 918 West 4th Street, African American Charles A. Lewis of 1540 Van Buren Street and Wallace S. Wroten of 616 West 8th Street; all Wilmingtonians. James Swift, pictured, was killed in action in Europe. Clips from the September 16th, 1917 Sunday Star newspapers are also … More Remembering The First World War In Delaware
What was it like to be a young American lady pursuing higher education in 1880? The entire 1880-81 catalog of Wesleyan Female College, which was located in Wilmington, Delaware, is presented in this post. This pamphlet covers various aspects of the college including the names of the faculty, board of trustees, and students; courses of … More Wesleyan Female College
This week our featured DHS library book is by historian and University of Delaware Professor of English, George Miller. Provided is a nostalgic view of Delaware in the early 20th century, mainly through postcards. Sussex County is well represented in this hardbound 2011 publication.