Saturday, February 25, 2017

Delaware Newspapers are going Online

The Delaware project began in 2015 with a mission to digitize 100,000 pages of newspaper previously only available on microfilm.
Delaware has approximately 30,000 pages available to researchers online with 70,000 more to be added by the end of 2017,

The final versions are available for free to anyone with internet access via the Chronicling America database at
You can read more in an article by Jessica Bies in Delaware Online at:

Silk Scarf Painting

On Wednesday, December 9th the Local History Room presented the historic craft of painting on silk scarves given by Vivien Pollock. Silk painting is creating art on fabric with silk as the canvas. Silk painting can be traced back to the 2nd century AD in India when the 'wax resist' technique for embellishing silk was used. Silk painting in India reached its pinnacle of popularity during Moghul rule in the 17 - 19th centuries.

Celebrating the Holidays with the Dutch!

On Wednesday, December 2nd the Local History Room celebrated the holidays as the Dutch due in the Netherlands. Participants assisted with making dough for the Letterbanket cookies and they took home paper shoes filled with Dutch goodies.

Needle Felting A Penguin Program

On Thursday, December 3rd we met in the Local History Room where we learned how to needle felt a penguin.
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