Specific event details will be listed as they become available.

These programs are free to the public and no reservations are required unless otherwise noted. The Delaware Public Archives is located at 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North in Dover, Delaware. For more information contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail thomas.summers@state.de.us.

"Behind the Scenes" Tour of the Delaware Public Archives

May 2, 2015 - 1:30 p.m.
Presenter: Tom Summers
If you were born, married, or attended public school in Delaware, eventually the Delaware Public Archives will have a record of you. As part of the Dover Days celebration, the staff of the Delaware Public Archives will conduct a tour of the facility on Saturday, May 2, at 1:30 p.m. This special “behind the scenes” look at the Archives will feature a display of Civil War era documents that can only be viewed on the tour. Offered annually, this event provides the public with the opportunity to learn more about the role of the Archives, and see how the Archives preserves and protects the records that are important to every Delawarean.

Beginning Genealogy Workshop

Please note that a new speaker will be making the June presentation.
June 6, 2015 - 10:30 a.m.
Presenter: Sydney F. Cruice Dixon
Do you want to get started climbing your family tree or are you interested in finding out why genealogy is now the most popular hobby in the United States. In this presentation, professional genealogist Sydney F. Cruice Dixon will explore the benefits and value of exploring one’s ancestry. This workshop will look at the top 100 genealogy websites and teach which historical records can reveal the most about your family’s past. Participants will learn proven methods to root out their most elusive ancestors, and how they can continue to develop new genealogy research skills on their own.

June Meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society

June 13, 2015 - 2:00 p.m.
The June meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society will take place on Saturday, June 13, 2:00 p.m. A non-profit organization for people who have an interest in genealogy, this group meets every other month at the Delaware Public Archives beginning in October and ending in June. The public is welcome to all meetings and guests are encouraged. Each meeting generally includes a guest speaker and time for sharing genealogical information.

Flags on the Moon

July 4, 2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Jack Clemons
July 20, 2015 marks the 46th anniversary of the moment when Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped out onto the lunar surface to become the first human being to set foot on another world. Apollo 11 was the first of six Apollo spacecraft to land on the moon. From these six missions, a total of twelve men walked on the lunar surface. Beyond the exploration and the scientific experiments they carried out, each Apollo crew planted an American flag at their landing site. The flags are still there, perpetual monuments to the imagination, resourcefulness and determination of the human spirit. As this program will reveal, each of these flags has a story to tell.