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Tags: eventsSt. Patricks Day | Categories: Blog Posts

Published on: 03/13/2019


Saint Patrick’s Day in DE

Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up! There are events in Wilmington and Dover to celebrate. And, learn more about Irish history and culture in Delaware.


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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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Tags: Instagraminstagram contest| Categories: Blog Posts

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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