Written on: April 27th, 2011 in Research Room
With all the buzz in the air surrounding the royal wedding, it’s fair to say that “royal fever” has hit Delaware. We had a woman stop by with her granddaughter. They wanted to find out if any royalty had ever visited Delaware. The answer is yes. There have been several visits by the royal house of Sweden. They looked at photographs, governor’s papers, newspaper clippings, and old programs from the Tercentenary celebration.
To view pictures of royal visits to Delaware, view the album on our Facebook page.
The official sesquicentennial commemoration of the American Civil War kicked off today with a ceremony held at the Delaware Public Archives. Attended by Governor Jack Markell, the event highlights the new online exhibit of Civil War holdings from the collections of the Archives. This new online feature (which went live today!) on the website CivilWar.delaware.gov includes photographs, documents, and drawings from the Civil War era. The site will expand as more Civil War materials are added throughout the year. A new YouTube video focusing on our Civil War holdings is also featured with this new online collection Civil War Resources at the Delaware Public Archives. If you are interested in the First State’s role in the Civil War – this collection is where you want to start!