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Published on: 02/13/2019

Black History Month Spotlight on Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Abraham Doras Shadd, Jane Mitchell, and Littleton Mitchell

Throughout Black History Month we are spotlighting African American leaders that influenced Delaware. This week, we are highlighting families who changed history: Mary Ann Shadd Cary and Abraham Doras Shadd, a father and daughter from the 1800s and Jane Mitchell and Littleton Mitchell a husband and wife from recent time. These families helped shape Delaware and the nation at large. 

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Published on: 02/04/2019

Black History Month Spotlight on Louis L. Redding, Fred T. Johnson, Samuel D. Burris, and Pauline A. Young. 

Throughout Black History Month, we will be highlighting African American leaders that have influenced Delaware’s history. This week, we are highlighting Louis L. Redding, Fred T. Johnson, Samuel D. Burris, and Pauline A. Young. 

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Published on: 01/31/2019

Scavenger Hunt Instagram Contest

It’s a scavenger hunt! We are looking for 3 beautiful images that are added to one post.

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Published on: 01/23/2019

Resources for Federal Workers

With roughly 500 federal workers in Delaware, many families are looking for assistance as the partial federal shutdown continues. Below is a list of resources to help those impacted by the shutdown.

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Published on: 09/14/2018

Delaware’s Schools Throughout the Years

What did going to school look like in the past? Take a visual journey of photos from Division of Archives from 1912 onward.

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Published on: 08/31/2018

Free Ways to Enjoy the End of Summer

September is one of the best months in Delaware – great weather, the fall colors begin, and it is an excellent month to be outside. 

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