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Enlighten Me: Creating a home for Jewish Historical Society of Delaware

The Delaware Historical Society is embarking on a new effort to help preserve another part of First State history – and make it available to researchers and the public.

The Jewish Historical Society of Delaware was founded in 1974 and since then has worked to acquire, preserve, and publish material pertaining to the history of Jewish settlement and Jewish life in Delaware.

But it hasn’t had a truly functional physical home. So it is teaming up with The Delaware Historical Society to transform the Coxe House, one of the Historical Society’s buildings on Willingtown Square in Wilmington, into a space that can properly store objects and archival material and make them accessible.

For this week’s Enlighten Me, the Delaware Historical Society’s executive director David Young joins us to discuss the project and the Campaign for the Coxe House  that launched this month to start raising funds for it.

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.
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