Have you ever looked at your deed and seen the term hundred? Have you ever wondered what that meant? A couple came in after they had purchased their new house. They were curious what the term Appoquinimink Hundred meant on their deed. The term hundred originated in England and is defined as a division of a county. It is different than […]
The Delaware Public Archives will sponsor a Civil War program entitled On the Home Front: Delaware Women during the Civil War on Saturday, March 6, at 10:30 a.m. As with previous wars, the women kept the home fires burning as the men marched off to engage in battle. But during the Civil War, things were just a […]
More than 25 people came out on Saturday, Feb. 20, for the Judy Johnson program at the Archives. Not only did the speaker, Ellen Rendle, do a great job of presenting information about Johnson’s life and career, but numerous individuals who knew Mr. Johnson came forward to talk about their remembrances. Several persons noted that Johnson was always willing […]
Because of the avalanche of snow Delaware has experienced since early February, the program on Judy Johnson, the first Delawarean elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 20, 10:30 a.m. For more information check out the announcement on the Archives website.
Have you ever had an Uncle that always has a story about one of your ancestors serving in a war? So the story goes of war heroes in every family. Did you ever wonder if it was the truth? A young lady came in because her uncle had been telling her for years about her […]
The Outreach Team has had several recent successes with the Hometown Delaware project. This project aims to identify many of the unknown individuals in the Delaware Public Archives’ photograph collections. While Rehoboth Beach Museum patrons recently identified many of the people in the area photos on display in the Museum, several Milford residents were able to name numerous individuals […]
With the recent dismantling of the Eagles, many sports fans in the area may be looking forward to the promise of the upcoming season for the Phillies or whatever baseball team you may support. The Delaware Public Archives will help put you in the baseball frame of mind by presenting The Life and Times of William Julius “Judy” Johnson. Check out the […]
Did you ever want to know how old your house is? I had a patron come in who had just moved here from another state and bought an old house. It was a two-story house in Camden that was rumored to have been a stop for the underground railroad. They wanted to know the story […]