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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.

"Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression." - Margaret Sanger

In honor of Women’s History month, The March edition of History Matters is a two-part installment featuring the often-overlooked stories of some important Delaware women.

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.

"When a society or a civilization perishes, one condition can always be found. They forgot where they came from." - Carl Sandburg

Tracing one's lineage was once a practice reserved for nobles and royalty. That's changed in the age of the internet. Many of the resources required to build a family tree are now right at everyone's fingertips, making genealogy a popular hobby.

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 the cold winter months you can find plenty of homes in Delaware with a fire in the fireplaces or hearth. While the majority of these fires serve to warm a room or add some atmosphere, there's one place next month one of these fires will be burning for a different purpose; to cook.

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.

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.

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.

Some of the most picturesque spots in Delaware can be found in its state parks. But there’s more to many of Delaware State Parks than just their scenery and recreational value. Some also have very interesting histories attached to them - including three that are centered around man made mill ponds in each county; Lums Pond in New Castle, Killens Pond in Kent, and Trap Pond in Sussex.

In this month’s “History Matters”, Delaware Public Media's Ben Szmidt examines the unique back stories connected to these three state parks .

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.

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.

From sets of fine china to war-torn relics, each item in the Delaware Historical Society’s diverse collection represents a piece of Delaware’s history. Sometimes, however, the precise history of an item is unknown—until a new clue emerges.

When Delaware Historical Society member Paul Preston Davis purchased a Civil War photograph of the First Delaware Regiment color guard, Davis wondered what clues the image might offer: Who were the men in the photo? When was the photo taken? And most importantly, could the flags in the photo be the same tattered flags held in the Delaware Historical Society archives?

This month's History Matters chronicles the efforts of Davis and his friend Andy McKay to connect the photograph and the flags, and start to solve this historical puzzle.

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.

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.

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