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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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1946: The Inaugural Publication of Delaware History

In 1946 the Historical Society of Delaware celebrated a great accomplishment, the inaugural publication of Delaware History. Charles L. Reese, the editor, issued the following foreword in the publication: 190 more words

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1945: “The Philadelawareans” by John Munroe

On April 16, 1945 John A. Munroe of the University of Delaware, gave an address at the annual meeting of the Historical Society of Delaware titled “The Philadelawareans:  A Study in the Relations between Philadelphia and Delaware in the Late Eighteenth Century.” John Munroe (1914-2006) was an exceptional historian of Delaware, earning a PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania. 174 more words

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1944: The Benjamin H. Latrobe Exhibit

The Historical Society of Delaware displayed many exhibits in 1944, but few garnered as much attention as the Benjamin H. Latrobe Exhibit.   The exhibit centered on his work as a distinguished architect and engineer. 275 more words

150 Years In 150 Days