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Lost Delaware

April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

In “Lost Delaware,” former Delaware journalists Rachel Kipp and Dan Shortridge document the past, present, and sometimes the future of Delaware’s landmarks and legends.

Originally part of Pennsylvania and called “the three lower counties on the Delaware,” the First State’s present has been shaped by both colonial culture and modern industry. Many landmarks of its past, including the Greenbaum Cannery, the Rosedale Beach Hotel, the Nanticoke Queen restaurant, the Ross Point School and the Kahunaville nightclub now live solely in memory. The tales of airplanes and auto plants, breweries and bridges, cows and churches provide insight into the state’s many communities, including its Black heritage. Read about fallen hospitals, long-ago lighthouses, crumbling mansions, demolished prisons and shuttered theaters.

Rachel Kipp and Dan Shortridge are a husband-and-wife writing duo who have penned several other books about Delaware. Former newspaper journalists, they enjoy exploring the hidden stories of the First State and surrounding areas and sharing them with their readers. Rachel has worked in communications, marketing and content for the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Bar Association. Dan has led communications and public relations and developed content for several Delaware state agencies and a regional marketing firm. The parents of three, they enjoy traveling, finding new eateries, hiking and the outdoors.

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April 20
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Delaware History Museum and Mitchell Center for African American Heritage
504 N Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801 United States
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(302) 655-7161