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History Matters

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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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Delaware Public Media is proud to debut a new monthly feature, History Matters, produced in partnership with the Delaware Historical Society.

Each month, History Matters will dig into the Delaware Historical Society's archives and collections to highlight people, places and events of historical significance to the First State and explore their connections to present-day news.

A new History Matters will appear the third Thursday of every month at

This month in our first edition of History Matters we focus on a long-standing Christmas tradition: Christmas Seals. The origin of Christmas Seals in the United States traces back to the First State in 1907. That year, Wilmington native Emily Bissell took an idea that had found success in Denmark and brought it to America where it is still raising money for the American Lung Association today.