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Wesley College is headed back to NCAA Division III football playoffs.

After missing the post season for the first time since 2004 a year ago, the Wolverines return this year.

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.

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Delawareans trying to cope with this week’s cold weather by dreaming of a trip to Delaware State Parks to fish or picnic can start getting ready.

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Another piece of the Delaware Historical Society’s five part exhibition "Collecting Wilmington: Place, Perspective & Memory” is unveiled this week.

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The state is continuing its work to make wildlife observation areas in Delaware more accessible for people with disabilities.

The Slam Dunk at that Beach high school basketball tournament returns to Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes this year.


And again it boasts a line-up of state and national powers coming to the First State.

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Changes are coming to the Hotel Du Pont’s famed Green Room in Wilmington.

After over 100 years of service, the restaurant’s last day before undergoing substantial renovations is Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

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The Delaware Public Archives in Dover commemorates Native American Heritage month this weekend.


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An ice cream stand in the New Castle area has been designated as a historical site.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino recently spoke with Madeline Dunn, National Register coordinator-historian with Delaware’s Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, about the preservation process and the history of the Dairy Palace.  

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Dates for the next edition of the Firefly Music Festival are set.