On Saturday, January 7, at 10:30 a.m. Bill Hutchison of the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives focusing on how the Kalmar Nyckel operated, with special emphasis on the navigation of the vessel, and the firing of the ship’s guns. Segments of a new film about the ship will […]
The Delaware Public Archives honors the achievements and memory of our 35th President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination (November 22, 1963). This DPA photograph shows the ribbon cutting at the Delaware Turnpike (I-95) Dedication Ceremony on November 14, 1963. Eight days later, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
Looking for something to combat the post-holiday blues? Come out to the Delaware Public Archives to help celebrate the history of the railroad in Delaware. The Archives will be hosting a free railroad exhibit from January 5 to January 8 coinciding with the completion of a related Archives initiative to bring the entire Jackson & […]
Recently, the Archives was contacted by a gentleman in Pennsylvania who had a lantern slide collection of Jackson & Sharp Company railroad car photographs. Purchased at a railroad memorabilia auction, the collection was probably used by a Jackson & Sharp traveling salesman who used the slides to promote his company’s rail cars to perspective buyers. […]
Several items have just returned from being conserved and one of the more interesting ones is an oversize plot for a road from Cowgill’s Corner (south of Smyrna) to the Seaford area. Completed in 1825, this plot provides a detailed look at one of period’s main transportation arteries through Kent and Sussex County. While the […]
Our photo archivist, Randy Goss, was organizing some of the photos from one of our Photograph Collections and found these great shots of Samuel P. Langley’s attempt to be the first man to fly. These six pictures were taken October 7, 1903 on the Potomac River. Langley was the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and […]