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History Matters digs into Delaware's past each month to explore connections between key people, places, and events in history and present-day news.  It's produced in collaboration with the Delaware Historical Society with help from partners at the Delaware Public Archives, Hagley Museum and the Lewes Historical Society

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History Matters: Delaware's Forgotten Folks

Jun 5, 2015
Karl Malgiero/Delaware Public Media

They’re called Delaware’s Forgotten Folks.

 

For the next two editions of History Matters - produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at the Nanticoke Tribe. Part II is here.

History Matters: Colored Conventions

May 1, 2015

In this month’s History Matters, we examine a University of Delaware interdisciplinary academic project called Colored Conventions.

It's an effort to digitize the meeting minutes of the nation's first black meetings, conventions which took place between 1830 and until after the Civil War.

These minutes provide a glimpse into black leadership and life that has traditionally been hard to access – and just last weekend there was a symposium at the University of Delaware that brought together several different academics who study race, literature and American history to talk about it.


History Matters: Hagley Museum's “Unraveling Stories” exhibit

Mar 28, 2015
Delaware Public Media

Hooked rugs are an Anglo-American tradition that rose in popularity during the early nineteenth century

The “Unraveling Stories” Exhibit at the Hagley Museum spotlights one of these pieces, a huge hooked rug made during the 1940s by Nancy Dupont Reynolds Cooch.

History Matters: Unraveling Stories at Hagley Museum

Delaware Public Media heads to Hagley Museum to investigate a one-of-a-kind rug.

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History Matters digs into the Delaware Historical Society’s archives each month to explore connections between key people, places, and events in history and present-day news.

In this month’s History Matters, produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society, Delaware Public Media’s Anne Hoffman and Karl Malgiero examine Southbridge's history and the efforts of Southbridge Connects to bring it to life today.

History Matters digs into the Delaware Historical Society’s archives each month to explore connections between key people, places, and events in history and present-day news.

The Hagley Museum lies on a plot of land on the western bank of The Brandywine River just north of where it intersects with Route 141.

Photo courtesy: Delaware Public Archives

History Matters digs into the Delaware Historical Society’s archives each month to explore connections between key people, places, and events in history and present-day news.

Last month’s 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion brought a renewed interest in World War II history, including here in the First State.

In this month’s History Matters, Delaware Public Media visited the Delaware Public Archives for a look at its “Delaware during World War II” exhibit.

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History Matters digs into the Delaware Historical Society’s archives each month to explore connections between key people, places, and events in history and present-day news.

With the annual St. Anthony’s Italian Festival just over a week away, this month’s History Matters heads to the festival’s home: Wilmington’s Little Italy.

Delaware Public Media

History Matters digs into the Delaware Historical Society’s archives each month to explore connections between key people, places, and events in history and present-day news.

In honor of the Delaware Historical Society celebrating its 150th anniversary next month, April's History Matters examines how the DHS came to be, where it is now, and where group intends to go in the future.

History Matters digs into the Delaware Historical Society’s archives each month to explore connections between key people, places, and events in history and present-day news.

March’s History Matters looks at the life and legacy of Thelma Young, a woman who helped to pave the way for women and African Americans in Delaware.

Delaware Public Media

History Matters digs into the Delaware Historical Society’s archives each month to explore connections between key people, places, and events in history and present-day news.

February’s History Matters examines an item offering new insight into Delaware State University’s past.

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