Aug 6 Delaware Archives Talk Explores How Geography Shaped History of the First State

On Saturday, August 6, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will sponsor a
program entitled “Location! Location! Location!”  Retired State Archivist and Delaware historian Russ McCabe will discuss the many ways in which geography shaped the history and development of Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula. With particular emphasis on the colonial era, the early statehood period, and the long-running boundary dispute, the program will focus on how external events of world and national history intersected with the physical environment to give us  the First State as we know it today.

Having served the Delaware Public Archives in numerous capacities for more than 30-years, Mr. McCabe retired as State Archivist and Director of the Archives in 2009.   Well known for his wealth of knowledge about Delaware history and the interesting programs he presents on the state’s rich historical and cultural past, McCabe has been a popular speaker throughout Delaware for many years.

The program is free to the public.  No reservations are required.  For more
information, contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail For more information about the Delaware Public Archives, please visit the website at
You can also become a follower of the Archives Facebook page ( and read the Archives blog ( to learn more about events and other items of interest at the Archives.

The Delaware Public Archives is located at 121 Duke of York Street in Dover.  The Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room is open to the public Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. On the first Saturday of every month the research room is open from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

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