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
Felton is a small town in Kent County Delaware, just south of Dover. Our featured Delaware yearbook is the “Echo”, published by the school in 1951. Unlike modern yearbooks which usually have very sophisticated formats, we see in Felton’s “Echo” a folksy and simple presentation of the school’s student body and staff.
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
Nestled on the Delaware River just north of the gateway to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal is the placid town of Delaware City. Our featured yearbook is from the town’s high school, Gunning Bedford Jr. High School in 1965. This item, as with a previously highlighted “Gunner” was formerly owned by a student of the … More “The Gunner”, 1965
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 Year is 1956. On the world stage, Nikita Khrushchev begins an anti-Stalinization process in the Soviet Union. West Germany bans the Communist Party. Pakistan, the first Islamic Republic, is founded. The flag of the United States Army is formally dedicated. Fidel Castro lands in Cuba. Dwight Eisenhower is elected U.S. President. IBM invents the … More Aloha from 1956 !
The Delaware Historical Society possesses an outstanding collection of original school yearbooks. Each month we highlight a few classes from schools throughout the State of Delaware. Images in this post can be magnified by clicking on the image, clicking again on ‘view full size’ (bottom right in slide show) and clicking a third time on … More The 1908 Junior Annual of Delaware College, Revisited.