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

Written on: February 13th, 2019 in Blog Posts

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

Written on: February 4th, 2019 in Blog Posts

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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Scavenger Hunt Instagram Contest

Written on: January 31st, 2019 in Blog Posts

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


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Resources for Federal Workers

Written on: January 23rd, 2019 in Blog Posts

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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Delaware’s Schools Throughout the Years

Written on: September 14th, 2018 in Blog Posts

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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