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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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“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, Delaware Public Media and the Delaware Historical Society offer another view of the former Civil War prison as part of the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States: one from those who were actually there.

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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.

This month, in recognition of Black History Month, "History Matters" examines the life and legacy of Wilmington baseball great Judy Johnson, who died in 1989.

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

Delaware Public Media examines the Delaware Historical Society's collection of 250 Civil War era envelopes and stationery.

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 dfmnews.org.

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.

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