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1953: Improving Old Town Hall for the Future

In 1953 the Historical Society of Delaware looked to improve the conditions of Old Town Hall for their future needs. The Society looked to repair the facility, enhance the library space, and provide better conditions for researchers in the facility. 199 more words

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1952: A Shortage of Library Collection Space…

By 1952 the Society was facing a shortage of library collection space in Old Town Hall. One of the most serious questions for the Directors of the Historical Society of Delaware was where to store the records. 209 more words

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1951 : Do you have a spare copy of Delaware History?

In 1951 the Historical Society of Delaware realized that Delaware History was becoming extremely popular. In fact, they realized that due to increased demand they had actually given away all of the copies of some issues. 173 more words

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1950: Purchasing Caesar Rodney’s Silver Coffeepot

While many items in the Society’s collections were donated, some items have to be purchased. This was the case with Caesar Rodney’s silver coffeepot. In 1950 the Society purchased the coffeepot from Anna-Maria Brix for $2000. 207 more words

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1949: “She possessed to an uncommon degree the qualities requisite to her office”: Gertrude Brinkclé and the Historical Society of Delaware

In 1949 the Historical Society’s librarian, Gertrude Brincklé, announced her resignation. She was an integral part of the organization. She served as librarian from 1941-1949, had knowledge of Delaware and its residents, and worked tirelessly for the Society. 276 more words

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1948: 150th Anniversary of Old Town Hall

In 1948 the Historical Society of Delaware celebrated the 150th Anniversary of Old Town Hall. Old Town Hall was constructed in 1798 and served as central meeting spot in the city.   285 more words

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1947: 169 New Items for the Society’s Collections

The Historical Society of Delaware was busy adding new items to the collection during 1947. It was reported there were 169 collection additions to the library during the year. 216 more words

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