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The Revolutionary spirit

By Steven Hoffman, Apr 25, 2017, Categories: Today, Local History

One family’s dedication to preserving Delaware’s Revolutionary War history

Investigating ghosts in Delaware

By Steven Hoffman, Oct 04, 2016, Categories: Today, Local History

Since their start in 2011, the Delaware City Ghost Hunters has performed more than 50 investigations of haunted locations.

Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder follows their motto: Service for Others

By Richard Gaw, May 10, 2016, Categories: Today, News, Local History

Aetna is very proud of its long history, having been established in 1888.

A vast storehouse of history is open to everyone at the University of Delaware Library

By Steven Hoffman, Oct 02, 2015, Categories: Today, News, Local History

If you've lived here for decades, or if you're a recent arrival, the wide, diverse aspects of the town's beginnings are a fascinating trail to follow.

Getting together to remember the Newark that used to be

By Steven Hoffman, Apr 30, 2015, Categories: News, Local History

Nostalgia Fest at the Deer Park grew out of Facebook group

Church celebrates its 165th anniversary

By Kerigan Butt, Feb 16, 2015, Categories: News, Local History

The St. John African Methodist Church is celebrating its 165th anniversary in 2013.

A common love of Newark unites a crowd on Facebook

By Kerigan Butt, Feb 15, 2015, Categories: Local History

Anyone who grew up in Newark has their favorite memories: Shopping at the elegant Newark Department Store, meeting friends at New England Pizza, catching a matinee at the State Theater, or piling into the family station wagon for an open-air movie at the Newark Drive-In.

The New Century Club has faded into history

By Kerigan Butt, Dec 23, 2014, Categories: Today, Local History

Newark Photo Essay

A good walk through history

By Kerigan Butt, Dec 23, 2014, Categories: Today, Local History

The Green, the stunning, half-mile strip of manicured lawns, gardens and trees that runs nearly the entire length of the University of Delaware's main campus, has a rich history that connects the university's past and present. For generations of students, The Green has served as...

Remembering the long assault on voting rights

By Kerigan Butt, Dec 23, 2014, Categories: Local History

For years, University of Delaware professor and author Gary May has followed his curiosity, and five books have come from it. His latest, a history of the Voting Rights Act, is a compelling tale of bigotry, courage and perseverance

  • Spring into Summer ~ Group Show

    06/26/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Oil paintings by Jim Barwick, Ed Bronstein, Gay Freeborn, and Bhavisha Patel. Philadelphia city s...


  • Spring into Summer ~ Group Show

    06/27/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Oil paintings by Jim Barwick, Ed Bronstein, Gay Freeborn, and Bhavisha Patel. Philadelphia city s...


  • Spring into Summer ~ Group Show

    06/29/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Oil paintings by Jim Barwick, Ed Bronstein, Gay Freeborn, and Bhavisha Patel. Philadelphia city s...


  • Milkweeds for Monarchs

    06/29/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Help our monarch butterfly populations survive and reproduce by planting native milkweeds. David ...


  • Milkweeds for Monarchs

    06/29/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Help our monarch butterfly populations survive and reproduce by planting native milkweeds. David ...


  • Spring into Summer ~ Group Show

    06/30/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Oil paintings by Jim Barwick, Ed Bronstein, Gay Freeborn, and Bhavisha Patel. Philadelphia city s...


  • Summer Nights

    06/30/2017
    04:00PM — 08:00PM

    On Fridays in June, Mt. Cuba Center extends its hours for Summer Nights. Unwind from your week an...


  • Summer Nights

    06/30/2017
    04:00PM — 08:00PM

    On Fridays in June, Mt. Cuba Center extends its hours for Summer Nights. Unwind from your week an...


  • Spring into Summer ~ Group Show

    06/24/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Oil paintings by Jim Barwick, Ed Bronstein, Gay Freeborn, and Bhavisha Patel. Philadelphia city s...


  • Milburn’s Pancake Breakfast!

    06/24/2017
    09:00AM — 11:00AM

    Farmer Jay whipping up pancakes!


  • Wild Mushroom Foraging

    06/24/2017
    10:00AM — 12:30PM

    Many species of magnificent mushrooms may be growing in your own back yard. Join Tug DeLuce of th...


  • Wild Mushroom Foraging

    06/24/2017
    10:00AM — 12:30PM

    Many species of magnificent mushrooms may be growing in your own back yard. Join Tug DeLuce of th...


  • Milburn’s Very Cherry Harvest Party!

    06/24/2017
    11:00AM — 03:00PM

    No Hands Allowed!


  • Chester County Balloon Festival

    06/24/2017
    04:00PM — 10:00PM

    The Chester County Balloon Festival is known as a must-attend event! We are proud to be a non-pro...


  • Milburn’s Pancake Breakfast!

    06/25/2017
    09:00AM — 11:00AM

    Farmer Jay whipping up pancakes!


  • Weeds for Wellness

    06/25/2017
    10:00AM — 01:00PM

    Some of the most common weeds are sources of medicines, and they're almost always available for f...


  • Weeds for Wellness

    06/25/2017
    10:00AM — 01:00PM

    ome of the most common weeds are sources of medicines, and they're almost always available for fr...


  • Milburn’s Very Cherry Harvest Party!

    06/25/2017
    11:00AM — 03:00PM

    No Hands Allowed!


  • Chester County Balloon Festival

    06/25/2017
    04:00PM — 10:00PM

    The Chester County Balloon Festival is known as a must-attend event! We are proud to be a non-pro...


  • Spring into Summer ~ Group Show

    06/26/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Oil paintings by Jim Barwick, Ed Bronstein, Gay Freeborn, and Bhavisha Patel. Philadelphia city s...


  • Spring into Summer ~ Group Show

    06/27/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Oil paintings by Jim Barwick, Ed Bronstein, Gay Freeborn, and Bhavisha Patel. Philadelphia city s...


  • Spring into Summer ~ Group Show

    06/28/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Oil paintings by Jim Barwick, Ed Bronstein, Gay Freeborn, and Bhavisha Patel. Philadelphia city s...


  • Wine and Wheels in New Garden Park

    06/28/2017
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Fourth Wednesday of the Month New Garden Park June 28th 6PM to dusk (Future Dates: July 26th, A...


  • A Healing Journey Support Group

    06/28/2017
    06:30PM — 08:30PM

    A Healing Journey is a support group facilitated by peers and tailored for those bereaved by a su...


  • Spring into Summer ~ Group Show

    06/29/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Oil paintings by Jim Barwick, Ed Bronstein, Gay Freeborn, and Bhavisha Patel. Philadelphia city s...


  • Milkweeds for Monarchs

    06/29/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Help our monarch butterfly populations survive and reproduce by planting native milkweeds. David ...


  • Milkweeds for Monarchs

    06/29/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Help our monarch butterfly populations survive and reproduce by planting native milkweeds. David ...


  • Spring into Summer ~ Group Show

    06/30/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Oil paintings by Jim Barwick, Ed Bronstein, Gay Freeborn, and Bhavisha Patel. Philadelphia city s...


  • Summer Nights

    06/30/2017
    04:00PM — 08:00PM

    On Fridays in June, Mt. Cuba Center extends its hours for Summer Nights. Unwind from your week an...


  • Summer Nights

    06/30/2017
    04:00PM — 08:00PM

    On Fridays in June, Mt. Cuba Center extends its hours for Summer Nights. Unwind from your week an...


  • Summer Group Show & Framing Sale

    07/05/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Our Summer Group Show includes a large variety of styles & media with work by new artists & Galle...


  • Summer Group Show & Framing Sale

    07/06/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Our Summer Group Show includes a large variety of styles & media with work by new artists & Galle...


  • Summer Group Show & Framing Sale

    07/07/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Our Summer Group Show includes a large variety of styles & media with work by new artists & Galle...


  • Hedgerows for Pollinators

    07/08/2017
    10:00AM — 01:00PM

    Hedgerows are "living fences" that provide visual screens and windbreaks between neighbors. When ...


  • Hedgerows for Pollinators

    07/08/2017
    10:00AM — 01:00PM

    Hedgerows are "living fences" that provide visual screens and windbreaks between neighbors. When ...


  • Aromatherapy in the Garden

    07/09/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    Immerse yourself in the scents of summer and discover how fragrant plants enhance your well-being...


  • Aromatherapy in the Garden

    07/09/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    Immerse yourself in the scents of summer and discover how fragrant plants enhance your well-being...


  • Summer Group Show & Framing Sale

    07/10/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Our Summer Group Show includes a large variety of styles & media with work by new artists & Galle...


  • Summer Group Show & Framing Sale

    07/11/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Our Summer Group Show includes a large variety of styles & media with work by new artists & Galle...


  • Summer Group Show & Framing Sale

    07/12/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Our Summer Group Show includes a large variety of styles & media with work by new artists & Galle...


  • A Healing Journey Support Group

    07/12/2017
    06:30PM — 08:30PM

    A Healing Journey is a support group facilitated by peers and tailored for those bereaved by a su...


  • T'ai Chi Chih

    07/13/2017
    07:30AM — 08:30AM

    Interested in exploring a gentle moving meditation that helps dissolve tension, reduce chronic pa...


  • T'ai Chi Chih

    07/13/2017
    07:30AM — 08:30AM

    Interested in exploring a gentle moving meditation that helps dissolve tension, reduce chronic pa...


  • Summer Group Show & Framing Sale

    07/13/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Our Summer Group Show includes a large variety of styles & media with work by new artists & Galle...


  • Integrated Pest Management

    07/13/2017
    10:00AM — 02:30PM

    Every garden is home to a host of life. Unfortunately, some of the six- and eight legged inhabita...


  • Integrated Pest Management

    07/13/2017
    10:00AM — 02:30PM

    Every garden is home to a host of life. Unfortunately, some of the six- and eight legged inhabita...


  • Summer Group Show & Framing Sale

    07/14/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Our Summer Group Show includes a large variety of styles & media with work by new artists & Galle...


  • Small Space Gardening

    07/14/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Small spaces can provide big impact and fulfill your need to entertain, relax, and engage with na...


  • Small Space Gardening

    07/14/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Small spaces can provide big impact and fulfill your need to entertain, relax, and engage with na...


  • Enjoy a night out with friends at Mt. Cuba Center. Unwind as you sip wine and create garden maste...


  • Enjoy a night out with friends at Mt. Cuba Center. Unwind as you sip wine and create garden maste...


  • Nature-Inspired Earrings

    07/15/2017
    10:00AM — 01:00PM

    Be inspired by the beautiful foliage and flowers in our native plant gardens. Learn how to make n...


  • Nature-Inspired Earrings

    07/15/2017
    10:00AM — 01:00PM

    Be inspired by the beautiful foliage and flowers in our native plant gardens. Learn how to make n...