By Tim Slavin, director of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
On Tuesday, we gave back to the community.
As readers may know, the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs benefits from more than 13,000 volunteer hours each year. In recognition of that generosity, a number of division team members went to the Food Bank of Delaware in Milford on July 28, 2015 and donated our morning to helping their noble cause of trying to eliminate hunger in Delaware.
Greg Buchman, Gwen Davis, Betsy Gant, Ed Gillespie, Edward McWilliams, Lynn Riley, Suzanne Savery, Desiree Williams, Rachel Wootten and I spent the morning sorting and packing canned and boxed goods donated the evening before by attendees of the Delaware State Fair, then shucked and cleaned hundreds of ears of corn and then cleaned and stacked a hundred or so coolers. (And, yes, we have pictures to prove it!)
Thanks to those who volunteered and special thanks to Rachel Wootten, our volunteer services coordinator, for putting all this together. I’m very proud of the work that we do at the division, and grateful for the values we bring to our jobs every day.
Long-term volunteer Howard Fulcher left the division at the end of July 2015.
Students presented programs at four Delaware historic sites in July 2015.
Written on: July 23rd, 2015 in News
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Second in a series of blogs exploring the subjects of images from the state’s William D. Willis World War II Photographic Collection.
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History meets sci-fi, crime and 18th-century medicine to be featured.
Structure is an outstanding example of rural Methodist churches from the 19th century.
Application deadline: July 15, 2015
National Park Service grant helped support the repairs.