News from Delaware Caucus: State of the State

The repositories around the first state have been keeping busy all summer long and are looking forward to a great fall. Here are just a few of the happenings in Delaware.

Delaware Historical Society

The Delaware Historical Society has just begun construction on major renovations to the Delaware History Museum and Old Town Hall.  The Delaware History Museum is currently closed and will reopen in early 2016 with new exhibition galleries and the Center for African American History.  In the meantime, the Society’s Research Library and George Read House and Gardens remain open to the public.
Delaware State University Archives and Special Collections

The DSU Archives and Special Collections is about to wrap up the first year of its IMLS grant from the African American History and Culture program. See their progress on their blog here.

University of Delaware Special Collections

Ongoing exhibit “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Selections from the University of Delaware Library Natural History Collection” is on display until December 19, 2014 in the Special Collection Gallery. More information available here.

Winterthur Library

On exhibit until October 19th is an exhibit entitled “From the Hobble Skirt to the Little Black Dress: Fashion Fads, Trends, and Innovations, 1910-1940. Additional details can be found on page 8 of Winterthur’s Summer 2014 newsletter available here.
Submitted by: Emily Cottle, DE Caucus Rep

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