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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

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    03/27/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/27/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

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


  • Terry Anderson ~ Waterlines

    03/28/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/28/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

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


  • Meet Gerrymandering

    03/28/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    A non-partisan presentation on gerrymandering and its effects on PA politics


  • Terry Anderson ~ Waterlines

    03/29/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/29/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

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


  • Terry Anderson ~ Waterlines

    03/30/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/30/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

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


  • Terry Anderson ~ Waterlines

    03/31/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/31/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

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


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/01/2017
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    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


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  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/26/2017
    12:00PM — 04:30PM

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


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  • Home Landscaping Basics

    03/26/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    Avoid costly errors by choosing the right plant for the right place based on environmental condit...


  • 18th ANNUAL Spring Art Show Delaware Foundation of the Visual Arts Date: Fri.,Sat.,...


  • 18th ANNUAL Spring Art Show Delaware Foundation of the Visual Arts Date: Fri.,Sat.,...


  • Terry Anderson ~ Waterlines

    03/27/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/27/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

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


  • Terry Anderson ~ Waterlines

    03/28/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/28/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

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


  • Meet Gerrymandering

    03/28/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    A non-partisan presentation on gerrymandering and its effects on PA politics


  • Terry Anderson ~ Waterlines

    03/29/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/29/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

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


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    03/30/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/30/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

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


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    03/31/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/31/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

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


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/01/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

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


  • Pancake and Sausage breakfast

    04/02/2017
    08:00AM — 01:00PM

    Pancake Breakfast Sunday April 2nd - 8am-1pm at the Avondale Firehouse on Rt 41. Adult $10/ Child...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/02/2017
    12:00PM — 04:30PM

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


  • Home Landscaping Basics: Shaping Your Garden

    04/02/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    A welcoming entry to your home can be more than merely a lawn, a tree, and a regimented row of tr...


  • Home Landscaping Basics

    04/02/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    A welcoming entry to your home can be more than merely a lawn, a tree, and a regimented row of tr...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/03/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

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


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/04/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

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


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/05/2017
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    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/06/2017
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  • Helena van Emmerik-Finn

    04/07/2017
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    Helena offers a wide variety of subjects with her vibrant, impressionistic pastels. Regional land...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/07/2017
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  • Red Balloon Cocktails for a Cause

    04/07/2017
    06:30PM — 09:00PM

    This year marks the 12th anniversary of CSCDE's signature event, The Red Balloon. We are excited ...


  • Helena van Emmerik-Finn

    04/08/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Helena offers a wide variety of subjects with her vibrant, impressionistic pastels. Regional land...


  • Milburn's Breakfast with the Easter Bunny!

    04/08/2017
    09:00AM — 11:00AM

    2017 Breakfast with the Bunny: April 8th, 9th, 14th & 15th from 9am – 11am Only $7 per per...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/08/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

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


  • Milburn's Annual Easter Egg Hunts!

    04/08/2017
    11:00AM — 03:00PM

    April 8th, 9th, 13th, 14th, 15th & 17th from 11am – 3pm Admission is only $6/Hunter and $3/No...


  • Milburn's Annual Easter Egg Hunts!

    04/09/2017
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  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/09/2017
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  • Helena van Emmerik-Finn

    04/10/2017
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  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/10/2017
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  • Helena van Emmerik-Finn

    04/11/2017
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    04/12/2017
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  • A Healing Journey Support Group

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  • Dinosaur Revolution

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  • Native Plants of Spring

    04/13/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    As Earth awakens from its winter slumber, experience the colors, fragrances, and rapid progressio...


  • Native Plants of Spring

    04/13/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    As Earth awakens from its winter slumber, experience the colors, fragrances, and rapid progressio...


  • Milburn's Annual Easter Egg Hunts!

    04/13/2017
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    April 8th, 9th, 13th, 14th, 15th & 17th from 11am – 3pm Admission is only $6/Hunter and $3/No...


  • Native Plants of Spring

    04/13/2017
    05:00PM — 07:00PM

    As Earth awakens from its winter slumber, experience the colors, fragrances, and rapid progressio...


  • Native Plants of Spring

    04/13/2017
    05:00PM — 07:00PM

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  • Helena van Emmerik-Finn

    04/14/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Helena offers a wide variety of subjects with her vibrant, impressionistic pastels. Regional land...


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    04/14/2017
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  • Dinosaur Revolution

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  • Dinosaur Revolution

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  • Dinosaur Revolution

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