Skip to main content

Local History

Last Updated: Apr 25, 2017 04:27PM • Subscribe via RSSATOM


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

  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/30/2017
    12:00PM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/01/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/01/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/02/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/03/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/03/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/04/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Painting Dogwood Flowers

    05/04/2017
    10:00AM — 03:30PM

    The beautiful white bracts of the flowering dogwood tree light up the spring woods and add sparkl...


  • Painting Dogwood Flowers

    05/04/2017
    10:00AM — 03:30PM

    The beautiful white bracts of the flowering dogwood tree light up the spring woods and add sparkl...


  • Painting Dogwood Flowers

    05/04/2017
    10:00AM — 03:30PM

    The beautiful white bracts of the flowering dogwood tree light up the spring woods and add sparkl...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/05/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/05/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/05/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Habitat Restoration Workshop

    05/05/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Non-native invasive plants are taking over our natural habitats and competing with native species...


  • Habitat Restoration Workshop

    05/05/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Non-native invasive plants are taking over our natural habitats and competing with native species...


  • Bye Bye Birdie

    05/05/2017
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Friday, May 5th at 7:00pm Saturday, May 6th at 1:00pm Saturday, May 6th at 7:00pm KENNETT MIDD...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/06/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/06/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Petscaping: Creating Pet-Friendly Gardens

    05/06/2017
    01:00PM — 02:00PM

    Balancing the needs of our beloved family pets with the desire to have a healthy and beautiful la...


  • Petscaping: Creating Pet-Friendly Gardens

    05/06/2017
    01:00PM — 02:00PM

    Balancing the needs of our beloved family pets with the desire to have a healthy and beautiful la...


  • Petscaping: Creating Pet-Friendly Gardens

    05/06/2017
    01:00PM — 02:00PM

    Balancing the needs of our beloved family pets with the desire to have a healthy and beautiful la...


  • Bye Bye Birdie

    05/06/2017
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Friday, May 5th at 7:00pm Saturday, May 6th at 1:00pm Saturday, May 6th at 7:00pm KENNETT MIDD...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/30/2017
    12:00PM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/01/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/01/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/02/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/03/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/03/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/04/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Painting Dogwood Flowers

    05/04/2017
    10:00AM — 03:30PM

    The beautiful white bracts of the flowering dogwood tree light up the spring woods and add sparkl...


  • Painting Dogwood Flowers

    05/04/2017
    10:00AM — 03:30PM

    The beautiful white bracts of the flowering dogwood tree light up the spring woods and add sparkl...


  • Painting Dogwood Flowers

    05/04/2017
    10:00AM — 03:30PM

    The beautiful white bracts of the flowering dogwood tree light up the spring woods and add sparkl...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/05/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/05/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/05/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Habitat Restoration Workshop

    05/05/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Non-native invasive plants are taking over our natural habitats and competing with native species...


  • Habitat Restoration Workshop

    05/05/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Non-native invasive plants are taking over our natural habitats and competing with native species...


  • Bye Bye Birdie

    05/05/2017
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Friday, May 5th at 7:00pm Saturday, May 6th at 1:00pm Saturday, May 6th at 7:00pm KENNETT MIDD...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/06/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/06/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Petscaping: Creating Pet-Friendly Gardens

    05/06/2017
    01:00PM — 02:00PM

    Balancing the needs of our beloved family pets with the desire to have a healthy and beautiful la...


  • Petscaping: Creating Pet-Friendly Gardens

    05/06/2017
    01:00PM — 02:00PM

    Balancing the needs of our beloved family pets with the desire to have a healthy and beautiful la...


  • Petscaping: Creating Pet-Friendly Gardens

    05/06/2017
    01:00PM — 02:00PM

    Balancing the needs of our beloved family pets with the desire to have a healthy and beautiful la...


  • Bye Bye Birdie

    05/06/2017
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Friday, May 5th at 7:00pm Saturday, May 6th at 1:00pm Saturday, May 6th at 7:00pm KENNETT MIDD...


  • Open House Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research

    05/07/2017
    11:00AM — 04:00PM

    What happens inside a wildlife rehabilitation center? Find out at Tri-State Bird Rescue & Resear...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/07/2017
    12:00PM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/08/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/08/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/08/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/09/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/09/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/10/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/10/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/10/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Top Ten Trees and Shrubs

    05/10/2017
    10:00AM — 11:30AM

    Do you like feeding birds in winter, watching fledglings in summer, or observing butterflies and ...


  • Top Ten Trees and Shrubs for Wildlife

    05/10/2017
    10:00AM — 11:30AM

    Do you like feeding birds in winter, watching fledglings in summer, or observing butterflies and ...


  • Yoga

    05/10/2017
    05:15PM — 06:15PM

    Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga i...


  • Yoga

    05/10/2017
    05:15PM — 06:15PM

    Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga i...


  • A Healing Journey Support Group

    05/10/2017
    06:30PM — 08:30PM

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


  • Nature at Night

    05/10/2017
    07:30PM — 09:00PM

    Experience the magic of our Natural Lands beneath the evening sky and learn to appreciate nature'...


  • Nature at Night

    05/10/2017
    07:30PM — 09:00PM

    Experience the magic of our Natural Lands beneath the evening sky and learn to appreciate nature'...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/11/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/11/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Planting Trees Correctly

    05/11/2017
    10:00AM — 11:30AM

    Most newly planted trees die within the first growing season! Preventing this is easy if you plan...


  • Planting Trees Correctly Workshop

    05/11/2017
    10:00AM — 11:30AM

    Most newly planted trees die within the first growing season! Preventing this is easy if you plan...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/12/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/12/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/12/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • National Public Gardens Day at Mt. Cuba Center

    05/12/2017
    10:00AM — 04:00PM

    On Friday, May 13, commemorate America’s public garden heritage with a complimentary visit to Mt....


  • Quarter Auction - Friday May 12

    05/12/2017
    06:00PM — 10:00PM

    Quarter Auction - Friday May 12 Aetna Fire Hall, 400 Ogletown Rd, Newark DE Doors open at 6pm, ...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/13/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/13/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Sustainable Landscape Techniques

    05/13/2017
    10:00AM — 02:30PM

    Make your landscape more ecologically sound by implementing a variety of sustainable gardening an...


  • Sustainable Landscape Techniques

    05/13/2017
    10:00AM — 02:30PM

    Make your landscape more ecologically sound by implementing a variety of sustainable gardening an...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/14/2017
    12:00PM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/15/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/15/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/15/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/16/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/16/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/17/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/17/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/17/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Native Plants for Nesting Birds

    05/17/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    There are many wonderful native trees and shrubs for your landscape that provide necessary cover ...


  • Native Plants for Nesting Birds

    05/17/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    There are many wonderful native trees and shrubs for your landscape that provide necessary cover ...


  • T'ai Chi Chih

    05/18/2017
    07:30AM — 08:30AM

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


  • T'ai Chi Chih

    05/18/2017
    07:30AM — 08:30AM

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


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/18/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/18/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Wildflowers in Color

    05/18/2017
    10:00AM — 01:00PM

    Bring yourself to the next level with drawing wildflowers. Using plants from our exceptional gard...


  • Wildflowers in Color

    05/18/2017
    10:00AM — 01:00PM

    Bring yourself to the next level with drawing wildflowers. Using plants from our exceptional gard...


  • Native Orchids of Delaware

    05/18/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    Learn about native orchids growing in your own back yard! Delaware is home to 38 species of orchi...


  • Native Orchids of Delaware

    05/18/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    Learn about native orchids growing in your own back yard! Delaware is home to 38 species of orchi...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/19/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Kimberton Car show

    05/19/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Chester County Antique Car Club will hold their 38th annual car show on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/19/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Wildflower Identification: Field Guide Basics

    05/19/2017
    09:30AM — 12:00PM

    Field guides are a valuable resource for identifying wildflowers, and they come in a wide variety...


  • Wildflower Identification: Field Guide Basics

    05/19/2017
    09:30AM — 12:00PM

    Field guides are a valuable resource for identifying wildflowers, and they come in a wide variety...


  • Spring Art-In

    05/19/2017
    10:00AM — 04:00PM

    Let your creativity bloom while you draw, paint, or photograph Mt. Cuba Center's natural, beautif...


  • Spring Art-In

    05/19/2017
    10:00AM — 04:00PM

    Let your creativity bloom while you draw, paint, or photograph Mt. Cuba Center's natural, beautif...


  • The Euphonic Syndicate, a contemporary viola/woodwind duo, presents a concert featuring new arran...


  • The Euphonic Syndicate, a contemporary viola/woodwind duo, presents a concert featuring new arran...


  • Laura Hickman ~ New Pastels

    05/20/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Laura Hickman was born in Milford, Delaware and grew up in various houses in Bethany Beach, Delaw...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/20/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Play K

    05/20/2017
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Learn the skills needed for success in Kindergarten! Children 3 to 5, with their caregivers, are ...


  • Build a Bog Container Workshop

    05/20/2017
    10:00AM — 12:30PM

    Bogs are one of the most fascinating, beautiful, and fragile habitats in our coastal plains. Star...


  • Build a Bog Container Workshop

    05/20/2017
    10:00AM — 12:30PM

    Bogs are one of the most fascinating, beautiful, and fragile habitats in our coastal plains. Star...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/21/2017
    12:00PM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...