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SATURDAY, June 2, 2018 - "Du Pont and the American Civil War"

The program at the DELAWARE PUBLIC ARCHIVES, 121 Martin Luther King Boulevard North, Dover, Delaware, on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. will be "Du Pont and the American Civil War." Presenter: Lucas R. Clawson. Du Pont was the nation's most prominent black powder manufacturer on the eve of the Civil War. In this program, Lucas R. Clawson will examine the company's role during the conflict. When fighting broke out in 1861, the Federal Government called on Du Pont to make black powder for the Army and Navy as well as provide some of the necessary raw ingredients for other manufacturers. The company, however, was not assured high profits or prestige during the war despite the large government orders. Unstable economic conditions, Delaware's political situation, and the uncertainties of war mad it difficult for Du Pont to do business.

SATURDAY, July 7, 2018 - "Maximizing Ancestry.com to Find Your Genealogical Roots"

The program at the DELAWARE PUBLIC ARCHIVES, 121 Martin Luther King Boulevard North, Dover, Delaware, on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. will be "Maximizing Ancestry.com to Find Your Genealogical Roots." Presenter: Sydney F. Cruice Dixon. Ancestry.com is one of the most popular and valued genealogical tools in the world. Understanding and maximizing its usefulness is essential in order to efficiently search and record your family's history. In this program, professional genealogist Sydney F. Cruice Dixon will share tips and search strategies to help researchers become more effective family genealogists and ensure individuals are getting the most of your Ancestry.com subscription.

ALSO, please be advised that beginning January 2018, the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room at the Delaware Public Archives is open on the First Saturday of each month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, August 4, 2018 - "Colonial Contagion: Smallpox and the American Revolution"

The program at the DELAWARE PUBLIC ARCHIVES, 121 Martin Luther King Boulevard North, Dover, Delaware, on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. will be "Colonial Contagion: Smallpox and the American Revolution." Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Holyfield. During the American Revolution, the smallpox epidemic was a major issue for both soldiers and civilians throughout the country. In this program, Dr. Stephanie Holyfield will discuss the impact of smallpox in the American Revolution. This presentation will provide information about the history of the disease during the colonial era, George Washington's decision to inoculate the army, and how this epidemic threatened the outcome of the war.

SATURDAY, September 1, 2018 - "Trench Art"

The program at the DELAWARE PUBLIC ARCHIVES, 121 Martin Luther King Boulevard North, Dover, Delaware, on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. will be "Trench Art." Presenter: Michael Leister. What is Trent Art? Defined as artwork that was created by military personnel or civilian artisans, trench art was usually produced from discarded or pilfered military equipment. Michael Leister, former Director of the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, will be presenting a program about this type of art which became popular during World War I and is currently on display at the Delaware Public Archives.


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