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History Behind the Scenes

“How do you store and care for historical artifacts ranging from quilts to books? Is it ever OK to sell them off? Where do we find money to fund educational programming about the American...

Student Victory at Legislative Hall

In the Fall of 2016, Museum Studies students (Sarah Berndt, Sam Christenson, Tess Frydman, Sharon Hess, Kate Lenart, and Sara McNamara) developed a policy brief on why the State of Delaware needed a law...

Delving into Delaware Documents

Katherine Riley, a second year Museum Studies and Hagley scholar, spent her summer digging through the manuscript collections at the Delaware Historical Society as the Stewart Fellowship Intern. For this assignment, Katherine worked closely...

Summer Internships Can Be a Real Beach

While each of our undergraduate minors gets hands-on museum experience during their summer internships, two of our students got to stick their toes in the Delaware sand while at their sites. Kira Lyle joined...

Edward Porter Alexander

The Edward Porter Alexander Fund

Dr. Edward Porter Alexander (January 11, 1907 – July 31, 2003) was an American historian, museum administrator, educator and author. He served for nearly 30 years as vice-president for interpretation at Colonial Williamsburg (1946–1972)...