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Photographer Ed Herbener Produced Many of Delmarva’s Real Photo Postcards

Almost everyone enjoys looking at old postcards from around the Delmarva Peninsula.  Plying the trade that produced these tiny early 20th century time capsules were a number of local and itinerant photographs. One of them was Edward Herbener, a Newark photographer.   The Newark Post … Continue reading

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At History Happy Hour Dr. Newton Examines Story of the Murder of Escaped Slave & Civil War Soldier

Press Release – Kent County Historical Society The Charles Sumner GAR Post 25 here in Chestertown is a reminder of the many African-Americans from the Eastern Shore who fought in the Civil War. Identified as USCT or United States Colored … Continue reading

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Pass the Rum: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition, a Program at the Woodlawn Branch, August 27

LECTURE:   Pass the Rum:  The Rise & Fall of Prohibition LOCATION:  Woodlawn Library – 2020 West 9th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805 DATE:  Wed., August 27, 2014, 7 – 8 p.m. free This popular lecture and discussion by Mike Dixon looks at the … Continue reading

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DelMarVa Postcard and Local History Show, Dover, Sept. 13, 2014

Press Release DOVER, DE — The DelMarVa Postcard Club is presenting a postcard and local history show in Dover on September 13, 2014.   Dealers in postcards and Delmarva Peninsula local history (books, ephemera and photos) will be exhibiting at the … Continue reading

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Links to High Quality Digital Content for Local & Family History Research on Delmarva

Since there is an enormous, rapidly growing body of research information available on the web, there is a need for a curated landing page, a place in the public commons on the net, to help someone digging into the past … Continue reading

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The Gorsuch Tavern and the Christiana Resistance of 1851

At the 19 mile stone on the York Road stands a structure built in 1810 by Capt. Joshua Gorsuch. This place is connected with the Christiana Resistance, according to the state historical marker.  Baltimore Countians departed from here to go to Christiana … Continue reading

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Southern Lancaster Co. Historical Society Presents Early Tinware in the Home

The Southern Lancaster County Historical Society PRESENTS Early Tinware in the Home You are cordially invited to attend an informative presentation by Tinsmith Karen Hurd who will talk about early tinware and its importance in the home prior to 1900 … Continue reading

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